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Anti-Junta bloc announces coalition with at least 255 seats

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by Kas Chanwanpen 

The Pheu Thai Party’s de facto leader Sudarat Keyuraphan has announced this morning that an ‘anti-junta’ bloc had mustered at least 255 MPs from seven parties to form a coalition government.

She said their shared aim was to stop the military junta from retaining power. She also said that negotiations are still underway for more parties to join them.

Present at the press conference were representatives of the Pheu Thai, Future Forward, Seri Ruam Thai, Puea Chat, Prachchat and Phalang Puangchon Thai. The New Economics Party was not represented but is expected to join the bloc.

Future Forward leader Thanathorn Joongruangruangkit said he supported Sudarat to become PM, given that Pheu Thai had won the most seats in Sunday’s election. The bloc urged other parties to respect the people’s choice and join the anti-junta coalition.

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SOURCE: The Nation

 

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