Connect with us

Election

“Palang Pracharat will not rush to form government”

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

PHOTO: Palang Pracharat party leader Dr. Uttama Savanayana

“He also called on the Pheu Thai-led alliance to stop calling themselves the “pro-democracy camp” and their rival parties “pro-dictatorship”, pointing out that both camps had been elected by the people.”

The Palang Pracharat party leader Uttama Savanayana says there is no need for the party to rush to form a government because the official election results have yet to be announced by the Election Commission.

The Election Commission says that 95% of the vote is now counted and should declare that today although the final results will not be announced until May 9, after the coronation of HM The King.

Speaking at a press conference yesterday afternoon, he said the pro-Prayut party is still talking with its potential allies about forming a stable coalition. He said that the talks have not reached the point of discussing the sharing of cabinet seats among parties in the alliance, but that he is confident that the party will be able to form a coalition government.

Party secretary-general Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong, meanwhile, criticised the Pheu Thai-led ‘coalition’ for taking advantage of the situation to claim legitimacy for its bid to set up a coalition government, despite the fact that official poll results are not declared yet and the allocation of party-list seats is not finalized.

“We have 7.9 million supporters who voted for us. How come we are not democratic?“ asked Mr. Sontirat.

SOURCE: Thai PBS

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forums
🔔 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join YouTube for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Best of4 mins ago

Top 10 Hemp-Friendly Restaurants In Thailand

Coronavirus (Covid-19)5 mins ago

Waste disposal firm calls for rubbish collectors to be vaccinated

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 mins ago

Thursday Covid Update: High of 20,920 new cases and 160 deaths

Sponsored22 hours ago

Tour Phuket’s Islands with 5 Star Marine

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Coronavirus (Covid-19)42 mins ago

Rollout of Pfizer doses gets underway

Coronavirus (Covid-19)7 hours ago

20 year old arrested for online alternative vaccine scam

Coronavirus (Covid-19)11 hours ago

Delta variant now the predominant strain, 78% of Thai infections

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Coronavirus (Covid-19)13 hours ago

Controversial food delivery only rule faces criticism

Drugs15 hours ago

Expat arrested on drug charges allegedly claims to be a local “Robin Hood”

Thailand16 hours ago

Thai Airways selling 10 properties to raise capital

Best of16 hours ago

The 5 Best Cafes in Koh Samui

Thailand17 hours ago

Thailand News Today | record Covid deaths, ban on ‘mass gatherings’ | August 4

Coronavirus (Covid-19)17 hours ago

Vaccine updates for expats; hospital extends hours to accelerate vaccinations

Guides17 hours ago

8 things to do correctly in Thailand

Best of18 hours ago

Thailand’s 5 most absolutely luxurious hotels

Myanmar18 hours ago

Myanmar envoy updated to Brunei’s 2nd Foreign Affairs Minister

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism5 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism5 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand7 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8

Trending