Poll shows that the majority of Thais are unhappy with PM Srettha’s government

BANGKOK, Thailand (Reuters) – A majority of Thais dissatisfied the government of Prime minister Srettha Tavisin who was appointed nine months ago. The government has been unable to solve the country’s issues and implement policies.

The National Institute of Development Administration’s (NIDA) survey of 1,310 respondents, conducted over the weekend of June 4 and 5, showed that 2/3 of those surveyed were not very satisfied, or even not satisfied with the performance of the government.

The poll found that 70% of respondents did not feel confident in the government’s abilities to resolve the country’s problems, as there had been no major improvements and results.

Srettha, a real estate mogul from Southeast Asia, has struggled with reviving the second largest economy in the region.

The government will launch a household stimulus program worth 500 billion bahts ($13.6 billion), expected to begin in the fourth quarter this year, to boost consumption.

The Constitutional Court accepted last month a complaint that sought to remove Srettha from office for his appointment in the cabinet of an attorney who had served time behind bars. He has submitted his defence statement.

When asked about changes to the government within the next two months, 43% (of the NIDA participants) said that they expect Srettha will remain in his current position.

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