Thaksin’s Party Gets Additional Political Support Ahead of Thailand’s PM Election. This will be the second vote to choose Thailand’s prime minister. The Pheu Thai party founded by former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will receive support from rival parties ahead of a second prime ministerial election vote next week. Political support has emerged from the United Thai Nation Party which will form a joint government with Pheu Thai,” said party spokesperson, Akaradej Wongpitakroj, on Thursday (17/8/2023).
The United Thai Nation Party is a coalition competitor of Pheu Thai and the Move Forward Party. This party is a conservative Thai party previously supported by Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha. But the party ultimately decided to join a coalition led by Pheu Thai to form a new government, after Pheu Thai abandoned its one-party coalition partner, Move Forward.
The addition of the United Thai Nation to the Pheu Thai coalition will certainly increase
the dominance of political power to form a new Thai government. The United Thai Nation has 36 MPs in the 500-member House of Representatives. Bnringing the strength of the Pheu Thai-led bloc to 274. The United Nations Party of Thailand will support the Pheu Thai coalition prime ministerial candidate, namely Srettha Thavisin in the parliamentary vote scheduled for next Tuesday 22 August 2023,” party spokesman Akradech Wongpituchhorj said on Thursday.
This will be the second vote to elect Thailand’s prime minister, since a May 14
2023 general election that has won reformists and pushed aside pro-royalty and military-backed parties. Although in the end the reformist group from Move Forward led by Pita. Limjaroenrat had to be eliminated from participating in forming a new Thai government. The incoming Pheu Thai Srettha 60 prime ministerial candidates need the. Support of a majority of the 750 MPs in the existing National Assembly which combines the lower house and parliament. Senate made up of the kingdom’s pro-military allies.