Mark 1 government

Thai Post, December 16, 2008
“Mark's” [name] presented to HM King ["Mark" is the nickname of Abhisit.] - Cabinet lineup finished before New year - Sanoh  pushed to become opposition party leader

Komchadluek, December 17, 2008
Win 235:198 - Mark to be presented for royal endorsement for PM post - Newin faction moves on asking for more quota [in the government] - Vote results satisfied - Asking for 1 more [position to be] added - Pua Pandin cut out from government [cabinet] - Red turns angry blockading parliament


Komchadluek, December 16, 2008 - Stones being hurled at cars leaving parliament



Ban Muang, December 16, 2008
Mark prominently takes PM post - Pracha dares to vote for himself - 33 of the cobra faction vote for Mark - red shirt group turns blazing [mad] - Threaten to redcard Bangkok governor - 160 million baht paid in compensation the [Bangkok governor] re-election


Khao Sod, December 16, 2008
PM Mark divides the cake - Democrats holds 20 - 5 more from Newin faction - Thaksin phone-in to console Pheu Thai opposition party - 32 MPs on blacklists - Chuck off Ruamjaithai Chartpatana party leader [who resigned after voting with Pheu Thai]

Daily News, December 17, 2008
Presented to HM King for royal endorsement - Abhisit to occupy PM post - The 27th PM of Thailand wins Pracha remotely - Coalitions altogether join opposite vote [from previous government] - The red shirt team turns angry throwing stones and damaging MPs' cars - Many injured - Blockade at parliament after Mark’s victory announced


Matichon, December 17, 2008
Pheu Thai threatens to move on questioning debate immediately - Shaking Abhisit - Chai [the House speaker] presents name of new PM to HM King - Thaksin awakens supporters for “losing for winning” - Pheu Thai denounces 32 MPs for betrayal - Blockading parliament not to allow policy delivery session - Red takes revenge - MP car destroyed - Many injured - Ministry of Foreign Affairs cancels red passport


Komchadluek, December 16, 2008
Presented to HM King for royal endorsement - Abhisit to be PM - Shake again the Mark 1 cabinet [the first Abhisit cabinet] - Grabs the quota of Phea Pandin - Newin asks for more - Red turn angry after losing the vote - Staging blockade of parliament - Throwing stones - Breaking cars

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