MFP secretary-general confident of securing at least 100 seats in General Election

Chaithawat Tulathon, secretary-general of the Move Forward Party (MFP), expressed confidence that his party is on track to secure a minimum of 100 House seats in the upcoming General Election. Speaking at a major campaign rally in Samyan Mitrtown, which drew attendees of all age groups, Chaithawat was optimistic about the MFP’s chances of surpassing the now-dissolved Future Forward Party’s performance and securing around 30 party-list seats at the General Election.

Chaithawat attributed the MFP’s growing support to its steadfast dedication to addressing the country’s myriad issues over the past four years. He believes that people are starting to recognize the MFP’s determination and expressed that many are eager to see a new generation of leaders take the helm of the nation’s governance.

In response to inquiries about Pheu Thai elites expressing concerns over losing to the MFP in Bangkok’s 50 districts, Chaithawat stated that his party is actively competing with all other parties and plans to make substantial inroads in other constituencies and provinces ahead of the General Election.

Phumtham Wechayachai, a Pheu Thai deputy leader, took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the matter. He emphasized the need for politicians who possess the maturity to collaborate effectively with others to improve the living conditions of the populace. He also noted the different strategies parties employ to boost their profile and popularity, such as recruiting General Election canvassers from within their ranks and implementing social media campaigns, which he specifically linked to the MFP.

According to Phumtham, while leveraging public image and perception is essential in appealing to voters, political parties must not lose sight of the realities they must face and address.

The MFP’s surging popularity can be traced back to its tenacious efforts to enact change and provide innovative solutions to Thailand’s long-standing problems. Furthermore, the appeal of having a new generation of leaders at the forefront of the country’s decision-making has resonated with a broad spectrum of voters, from younger citizens to more seasoned members of the electorate ahead of the General Election.

Chaithawat’s bold prediction of his party obtaining more than 100 House seats is a benchmark of the faith he and his party have in their ability to spearhead a transformation in Thailand’s political landscape. While the competition remains fierce, the MFP appears determined to make its presence felt not just in Bangkok’s districts but also in other regions across the country.

With the General Election fast approaching, political parties will have to employ all strategies at their disposal to leave a lasting impression on the voters’ minds. The MFP’s utilization of social media campaigns and canvassers is just one example of how the party aims to communicate and engage with the public.

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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.