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Democrats receive official invitation to join Palang Pracharat

Tanutam Thawan

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PHOTO: Thai PBS

Palang Pracharat have sent an official invitation to the Democrats to join their party. But that’s an invitation to join their political party, not an invitation for drinks and balloons.

Party leader Uttama Savanayana and core party members, namely Somsak Thepsuthin, Suriya Juangroongruangkit and party secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong, visited the Democrat party’s head office today.

They were politely received by Democrat secretary-general Chalermchai Sri-on, party deputy leaders Aswin Wiphusiri and Niphon Booyamanee and deputy secretary-general Thana Chiravinit.

Mr. Uttama later told the media that the Democrat party was invited to join in the formation of a coalition government in order to move the country forward for the benefit of the people, as promised.

He said that the issue of sharing cabinet portfolios among coalition partners had yet to be discussed in detail adding, however, that he would like all its allies to support General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s candidacy for the premiership.

Referring to former Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s pre-election assurance that the party will not support General Prayut as the next PM, Mr. Uttama said he thought that was a pre-election statement which was already a matter in the past and he hoped that the Democrats would not raise the issue as a condition for joining its alliance.

Democrats say their MPs will meet tomorrow evening to discuss the Palang Pracharat’s invitation.

SOURCE: THai PBS

 

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