11 July 2024

Pheu Thai deputy party leader Phumtham Wechayachai has urged all those concerned to work together in the attempt to form a government, in order that pressing problems can be addressed and resolved “so the country and the people will survive.”

After breaking from the eight-party coalition, led by the Move Forward party, Pheu Thai has been lobbying senators and MPs hard for support of Srettha Thavisin, the party’s prime ministerial candidate. They are also asking several parties in the current government to join its coalition, before the haggling starts over cabinet portfolios.

Phumtham admitted that it is a challenge to form a government due to the abnormal political situation, which he described as rather critical, but he insists that the party has been trying hard to achieve its goal, based on political realities.

Due to the country’s structural problems, pertaining to the Construction, relevant laws and political division, he said that having a prime minister who is acceptable to all parties will help build confidence.

Phumtham vowed that a Pheu Thai-led government will try to deliver on all the pre-election policies promised to the people while keeping the public interest as the priority, as he offered an assurance that the party does have qualified and experienced personnel to address the pressing problems efficiently.