- January 3, 2023
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Daily News
- The House of Representatives looks set to be dissolved before the end of its tenure in late March, said Prime Minister’s Office Minister Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana.
- Given the current political situation, the House will be disbanded shortly before the MPs’ four-year term ends on March 28, said Mr Thanakorn, who is also a close aide of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha
- Many MPs are worried they won’t have enough time to move to another party if they stay on to complete their term.
- “Once the House is dissolved, I can step over to a new party along with Gen Prayut,” Mr Thanakorn said.
- Gen Prayut recently confirmed that he is planning to become a member of the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party, with reports suggesting he will do so after the New Year.
- Political manoeuvring is intensifying in the lead-up to the next general election. The poll date is tentatively set on May 7, but if the House is disbanded, a new election date will be announced.
- Mr Thanakorn said the party Gen Prayut will move to will be closely watched but he was sure that the public is ready to the prime minister another chance.
- Gen Prayut was nominated as a prime minister candidate in the 2019 election by the PPRP.
- Several MPs have pledged their allegiance to Gen Prayut and will enter the UTN as well.
- Earlier, the Green, Thai Rung Rueng, Thai Chana, Thai Ruam Thai, Thai Rungroj, and New Palang Dharma parties pledged to forge an alliance in a bid to stay competitive in the election, which will be held under different rules, according to Rawee Matchamadol, leader of the New Palang Dharma Party.
External Link : https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/politics/2473727/house-set-to-be-dissolved-before-end-of-tenure