Somsak turns his back on politics, abandons party | Bangkok Post: news - News Summed Up

Somsak turns his back on politics, abandons party | Bangkok Post: news


Chartthaipattana is a reincarnation of the Chart Thai Party which was dissolved in late 2008 by the Constitutional Court for electoral fraud. But I want to build a political party that offers people an alternative," he said. Meanwhile, the Thai Raksa Chart Party yesterday elected Preechapol Pongpanich, the former MP for Khon Kaen, as its leader and Mitti Tiyapairat, son of former parliament president Yongyuth Tiyapairat, as party secretary-general. The Thai Raksa Chart, which registered its English name of "Thai Safe the Nation Party" with the Election Commission, is reportedly to be closely aligned to the Pheu Thai. Many Pheu Thai members, however, denied the Thai Raksa Chart was its "spare part" party.


Source: Bangkok Post November 07, 2018 21:56 UTC



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