Chartthaipattana Party aims for 25 parliamentary seats and support of monarchy in election

Chartthaipattana leader Varawut Silpa-archa.

The leader of the Chartthaipattana Party, Varawut Silpa-archa, said yesterday that his party would obtain at least 25 Parliamentary seats in the upcoming General Election on Sunday. He expressed the party’s desire to form a government with other parties supporting the monarchy.

Varawut assigned all candidates from the party to participate in on-site campaign rallies. He commented on the complexities of the dual-ballot system that might confuse voters and expressed hope that the Election Commission (EC) would take necessary measures to maintain the public’s trust.

Concerning the formation of the next government, Varawut mentioned the uncertainty in predicting which parties will join a coalition government before the election results are announced. He believes that it is premature to predict whether his party would align with the military-backed side or the pro-democracy side, as nothing will be determined until after the election. He said…

“Within the first 100 days, the Chartthaipattana Party will push for the drafting of a new constitution that enables the country’s development and supports the monarchy. Without that, there is no point in joining a coalition.”

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Varawut is scheduled to meet local voters in the Mueang district of Suphan Buri, the party’s political stronghold, to gather support for constituency and party-list candidates.

Anutin Charnvirakul, leader of the Bhumjaithai Party (BJT), asserted yesterday that his party’s actions speak louder than words, reassuring the voters of its capability of leading the next government. Anutin, the party’s only prime ministerial candidate, highlighted the party’s competence during the past four years with its management of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as its efforts to revive tourism afterwards and initiate numerous transport projects.

The BJT was responsible for overseeing the Ministries of Public Health, Transport, and Tourism and Sports in the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration. Anutin also pointed out that the World Health Organisation has praised Thailand for its Covid control efforts.

The party’s primary goal is to deliver achievements instead of inviting conflicts in the Parliament, hopefully leading to a greater number of MPs joining the BJT ranks. Anutin said…

“If there is a neutral party that can coordinate both sides and devote itself to the public, the BJT is the most qualified for that position.”

In related news, the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) explained yesterday why its leader, Prawit Wongsuwon, should be considered an appropriate candidate for Thailand’s 30th prime minister. Charnkrit Detwithak, a spokesperson for the party’s election strategy committee, provided five reasons supporting Prawit’s suitability for the position.

Charnkrit asserted that Prawit would be one of the premiers legitimately chosen by the voters. Prawit’s ability to work with anyone, particularly the younger generation of politicians, was also highlighted by Charnkrit, citing Prawit’s role in coordinating every coalition party in the formation of the 2019 Cabinet.

Furthermore, Prawit has the power and authority to secure the participation of experts if they are invited to discuss matters related to people’s health, thereby simplifying the country’s development.

Charnkrit concluded by saying that Prawit promises to be a prime minister who would help unite the country and stabilize the Cabinet throughout his four-year term in office.

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Mitch Connor

Mitch is a Bangkok resident, having relocated from Southern California, via Florida in 2022. He studied journalism before dropping out of college to teach English in South America. After returning to the US, he spent 4 years working for various online publishers before moving to Thailand.

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