Prayut ‘won’t run’ as a list candidate

  • Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha will not run as a list-MP candidate for the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party, of which he is a member, according to a party source.
  • UTN leader Pirapan Salirathavi­bhaga will occupy the first party-list spot, followed by party secretary-general Akanat Promphan, PM’s Office Minister Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana and deputy party leader…
  • Trairong Suwannakhiri, with Social Development Human Security Minister Chuti Krairiksh rounding off the top-five list candidates, the source said.
  • On 25 Mar, Gen Prayut formally accepted the UTN’s nomination to become its first prime ministerial candidate, vowing that the party will lead the next government.
  • A party, which wins at least 25 House seats, can nominate up to three prime ministerial candidates.

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