The latest cabinet reshuffle will mark the third time that red-shirt co-leader Jatuporn Prompan has been excluded from the coveted line-up.
Opposition leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said before the reshuffle was royally endorsed that he saw the shake-up in the Yingluck 3 government as a reward and favouritism towards certain politicians rather than to serve the people and solve their problems.
He said, for example, the education portfolio should not be changed so often as it affects the consistency of the country’s educational progress and policies as the task is time consuming.
Mr Abhisit referred to the appointment of legal expert Pongthep Thepkanchana as education minister, replacing Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech.
Those included in the Yingluck 3 cabinet are:
Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister: Phongthep Thepkanchana
Deputy Education Minister: Sermsak Pongpanit
Deputy Prime Miniter and Foreign Minister: Surapong Tovichakchaikul
Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister: Jarupong Ruangsuwan
Deputy Interior Minister: Pracha Prasopdee
Deputy Interior Minister: Pol Lt Gen Chatt Kuldiloke
Deputy Prime Minister: Plodprasop Suraswadi
Transport Minister: Chadchart Sittipunt
Deputy Transport Minister: Gen Prin Suwanatat
Deputy Transport Minister: Prasert Chantararuangthong
Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister: Yukol Limlaemthong
Deputy Agriculture Minister: Yuthapong Charassathien
Deputy Agriculture Minister: Siriwat Kachornprasart
Culture Minister: Sonthaya Khunplome
Energy Minister: Pongsak Raktapongpaisal
Science and Technology Minister: Woravat Au-apinyakul
PM's Office Minister: Varathep Rattanakorn
However, those who were out of ministerial jobs in this reshuffle are:
Deputy Prime Minister: Yutthasak Sasiprapa
Energy Minister: Arak Chonlatanon
Education Minister: Suchart Thada-Thamrongvech
Deputy Education Ministers: Sakda Khongpetc
Public Health Minister: Witthaya Buranasiri
Deputy Public Health Minister: Surawit Khonsomboon
Prime Minister's Office Minister: Nalinee Taveesin
Culture Minister: Sukumol Khunploem
Industry Minister: MR Pongsvas Svasti
Deputy Interior Minister: Chuchart Hansawat
Deputy Commerce Minister: Poom Sarapol
Earlier, two ministers had resigned their positions: former agriculture and cooperatives minister Theera Wongsamut and deputy prime minister and interior minister Yongyuth Wichaidit.