Former Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej walks past journalists while leaving Parliament in Bangkok on September 11, 2008.(Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
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.