Party spokesman: Samak accepts PM nomination
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Former Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej walks past journalists while leaving Parliament in Bangkok on September 11, 2008.

Former Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej walks past journalists while leaving Parliament in Bangkok on September 11, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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    BANGKOK, Sept. 11 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's former Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, who left the post only two days, has accepted the nomination to return to power as prime minister, the People Power Party's (PPP) spokesman said Thursday.

    "Samak has accepted his nomination for prime minister," said Suthin Klangsang, the deputy spokesman of the ruling PPP which led by Samak.

    "Samak said he is confident that parliament will find him fit for office, and that he is happy to accept the post," Suthin said.

    Earlier, the PPP held an urgent meeting, unanimously deciding to renominate former Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej to be premier again during Friday's Parliament voting.

    Also on Thursday, representatives of other five coalition parties announced their decision to continue to form a government with the PPP. The five parties, which had formed a coalition government with the PPP after last year's general election, said they will support the person nominated by PPP as the Prime Minister.

    The Constitution Court on Tuesday ruled Samak violates the charter by hosting cooking shows on TV programs after he took the premiership in January. The ruling means Samak's premiership is also revoked.

    However, the ruling did not revoke Samak's MP (Parliament Member) status, which means he could be re-elected as the same post.

Editor: Du Guodong
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