After the new Prime Minister is appointed It will take a while for the new Cabinet to take office, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam said.
Though it has been two months after the March 24 elections, the dust has yet to settle as the pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party and anti-junta Pheu Thai vie to form a coalition government with both parties almost neck and neck in the number of MPs whose support they claim.
Their Majesties the King and Queen have presided over the opening of Parliament and the former Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai has been named speaker of the House of Representatives on Saturday.
The speaker of the House of Representatives, who serves as Parliament president, will hold a meeting of both houses to choose the prime minister.
Under the constitution, the 250-member Senate will join MPs in the 500-member House of Representatives in choosing the prime minister who must receive more than 50% of the combined vote.
Once a PM is chosen and royally endorsed, he will form the next government and his Cabinet will swear allegiance to the country and the King. Then the Cabinet will have 15 days to announce its policies in Parliament, Wissanu said.