The first, was when he ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with a party that has "an unsavoury past" -- a reference to the Pheu Thai Party. This opens up the opportunity for Pheu Thai, which is not represented in Phrae in the March 24 race, to enter a re-run in the two constituencies in the northern province. Mr Woravat, who has now rejoined Pheu Thai, declared the election will see a very high number of vote "no" ballots. As such, it was counting on its "sister" party, the Thai Raksa Chart (TRC), to win more seats in the list system. According to Mr Surapong, Pheu Thai candidates will need just 57,000 votes, not 80,000, each in 250 constituencies to clinch the poll.
Source: Bangkok Post March 16, 2019 00:11 UTC