Key parties won’t rule out alliance

  • Democrat deputy leader Nipit Intarasombat said the prospect of the two parties working together after the election seems remote, it is still a possibility if they put aside their grudges.
  • Pheu Thai key figure Chaturon Chaisaeng said he believed any window of opportunity for the two parties to work together should not be shut if they want to keep a non-elected outsider from becoming prime minister.
  • Kanin Boonsuwan, a member of Pheu Thai Party’s legal team, said having an elected prime minister versus a non-elected outsider premier will become a contentious issue during the next election, along with bread-and-butter issues.
  • While some believe it will be difficult for any party to win more than half of the total 500 seats in the House of Representatives, Mr Kanin said some factors must be taken into account.
  • If there is little opposition to a non-elected outsider and candidates from political parties are mediocre, it will be difficult for a single party to win more than half of the House seats.
  • But if feelings against an outsider prime minister run high and candidates for prime ministerial posts are outstanding enough, it is likely that a single party will win a landslide victory in the poll, Mr Kanin said.

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