(Corrects lead and headline to show Pheu Thai has the backing of 14 parties, not an alliance of 14 parties)
BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party will announce later on Monday it has the backing of 14 parties in its bid to form the next government, its deputy leader said, ahead of this week’s parliamentary vote on a new prime minister.
The 14 parties, which include two allied with the military, have pledged to back Pheu Thai’s candidate Srettha Thavasin, Phumtham Wechayachai, Pheu Thai deputy leader, told reporters.
(This story has been corrected to show that Pheu Thai has the backing of 14 parties, not an alliance of 14 parties, in the headline and in paragraph 1)
(Reporting by Panarat Thepgumpanat, Panu Wongcha-um)
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