House Speaker tells PM all parties agree to a special parliamentary session

Parliament President Chuan Leekpai has formally informed Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha about cross party agreement to the opening of an extraordinary parliamentary session, to discuss the current political conflict,…

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Rebranding may not bring Pheu Thai’s old days of glory

Supporters will be hoping the latest shake-up of Pheu Thai’s leadership will restore the party’s election-winning appeal, but critics say its real purpose is to end an internal power struggle….

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Pheu Thai leader vows to work with all political groups to amend the charter

The opposition Pheu Thai Party’s first priority is to pursue the restoration of true democracy in Thailand and to join with all political groups to amend the Constitution, announced Mr….

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Sompong quits as Pheu Thai Party leader ahead of shakeup of the executive

Mr. Sompong Amornvivat has quit as leader of the opposition Pheu Thai Party, effective today, to pave the way for a major shakeup of the party’s executive committee. On Friday,…

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Attempt in Parliament to stall the Opposition’s charter amendments aborted

Palang Pracharat party-list MP Paiboon Nititawan’s attempt to block the Opposition’s four constitutional amendment motions has been quashed by House Speaker Chuan Leekpai. During the debate on proposed amendments, submitted…

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Signature collection campaign to support charter changes at protest site

Non-governmental organization iLaw is continuing its signature collection campaign for constitutional amendments by encouraging today’s protesters to sign up.   iLaw staff are manning a tent at Sanam Luang to…

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Pheu Thai Party to propose broader amendments to Thailand’s Constitution

The opposition Pheu Thai Party has decided to propose four motions, seeking broader amendments of the Constitution, including Section 272, to exclude senators from process of electing the Prime Minister,…

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Pheu Thai party’s U-turns to support reducing powers of senators

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai party now supports the proposal of the Kao Klai party to amend Section 272 of the Constitution, to strip the Senate of powers to elect the…

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Pheu Thai rebuffs Kao Klai’s bid to clip the wings of Thailand’s Senate

The opposition Pheu Thai party has rejected the Kao Klai party’s proposal to amend Section 272 of the Constitution, on the grounds that it is not the right time for…

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Watana defends Pheu Thai not amending Thai Monarchy section of Constitution

A core member of Thailand’s main opposition Pheu Thai party has defended their stand of not touching chapters 1 and 2 of the existing Constitution, regarding Thai sovereignty and the…

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Thai navy’s top brass accuse Pheu Thai of politicizing submarine procurement

The Royal Thai Navy’s top brass lined up on Monday to defend the 22.5 billion baht procurement of two Chinese-made submarines and accused the opposition Pheu Thai party of politicizing…

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Pheu Thai walks tightrope over protests

The ambiguous involvement of the biggest opposition party in the on-going protests by youngsters against key establishments seems to be its only option. The protesters don’t need to worry about…

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Pheu Thai to monitor student protests and help secure release of those arrested 

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has agreed to send its MPs, or other party members, to student protest sites to ensure safety and order and to pre-empt allegations that the…

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Pheu Thai MP says vote following censure debate is illegitimate

A Pheu Thai MP has claimed that the vote, which was taken today on the censure motion, is illegitimate because the Opposition had not completed its debate, with Interior Minister…

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“Alpine” scandal just tip of land-grabbing iceberg

The fate of former Pheu Thai Party leader and former deputy prime minister Yongyuth Wichaidit, sent to two years in jail earlier this week in connection with the Alpine golf…

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Pheu Thai to boycott new debate and voting on budget bill

The opposition Pheu Thai party will not vote or participate in the debate on the budget bill when it is resubmitted to the House of Representatives for deliberation in the…

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Thailand’s Opposition gearing up for censure debate

The opposition Pheu Thai party will hold a meeting of its strategic committee and Chalerm Yubamrung’s ad hoc committee to finalize their plan for a censure debate against the government….

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Pheu Thai calls on government to probe alleged meddling in judicial affairs

The Pheu Thai party is urging the government to investigate alleged meddling with the judiciary after a judge in the Yala provincial court shot himself on Friday in an apparent…

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Pheu Thai proposes a people’s assembly to draft a new Constitution

The opposition Pheu Thai party has proposed the setting up of a 200-member people’s assembly, or Constitution Drafting Assembly, to draft a new Constitution. The existing one has been criticized…

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Pheu Thai’s former deputy agriculture minister joins Palang Pracharat party

Opposition Pheu Thai party has been dealt with yet another blow as its former MP for the northeastern province of Si Sa Ket and former deputy agriculture minister, Mr. Pornsak…

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Sompong Amornvivat named leader of Pheu Thai party

The Pheu Thai party today (Friday) elected Mr. Sompong Amornvivat as its new leader, replacing Pol Lt-Gen Wirote Pao-in who had resigned along with the executive committee. A party member…

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PM claims politicians exploiting oil palm price problem to discredit government

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has accused some politicians of distorting the problem of oil palm prices to create the impression that his government is not helping oil palm farmers in Thailand’s southern provinces, said deputy government spokesman Lt-Gen Weerachon…

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EC proceed with its own party-list seat calculation formula  

The Election Commission (EC) will proceed and use the formula that it believes is legally correct for calculating party-list seats to be allocated to parties contesting the March 24thelection and will announce the official results, of at least 95% of the elections for both…

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Pheu Thai rejects proposal for unity government

Pheu Thai party secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai has voiced his strong objection to the recently-floated idea of a national unity government, saying that the current political situation has not yet reached…

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Palang Pracharat leader ready to form coalition government

The pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party leader announced late last night that the party is ready to take the lead in forming a coalition government. Mr. Uttama Savanayana said that the…

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Parties launch final election push for votes in Bangkok

After most major parties wrapped campaigning Friday night, the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party today used a convoy of campaign trucks in a last-minute bid to reach out to Bangkok’s voters. Core party members and candidates…

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Thai Raksa Chart supporters urged to vote for Pheu Thai

A deputy leader of the dissolved Thai Raksa Chart party has called on supporters to vote for the Pheu Thai party or for anti-military parties in constituencies where no Pheu…

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Prayuth most favoured PM candidate while Pheu Thai party leads – Nida Poll

Prayut Chan-o-cha currently tops the list of prime ministerial candidates, but the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party is ahead, according to the latest NIDA Poll (National Institute of Development Administration). The…

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Pheu Thai demands dissolution of Palang Pracharat in response to Thai Raksa Chart’s possible disbandment

The Pheu Thai party has retaliated against the pro-junta Palang Pracharat party by demanding that the Election Commission dissolve that party as well, following action taken against the pro-Thaksin Thai…

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Yingluck claims she has washed hands off politics

Fugitive former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra claimed she has washed her hands off politics because she has suffered enough from her political role in the past. In her Twitter post…

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Pheu Thai party cries foul over reported omission of party logos from poll ballots

The Pheu Thai party has cried foul over what its spokesman described as an “election tragedy” a proposal reportedly from Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha that the election ballots will show…

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Outspoken Chalerm named Pheu Thai’s chief of election campaign team

Maverick former MP of Bangkok Chalerm Yoobumrung  has been appointed chief of the Pheu Thai party’s election campaign team in charge of campaign throughout the country. Known as a crowd…

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Thaksin’s son Panthongtae formally joins Pheu Thai party

After having sat on the sidelines for years, fugitive former prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s only son, Panthongtae “Oak”, has decided to formally join Pheu Thai party just as it continues…

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More former Pheu Thai MPs join Palang Pracharat party

Pheu Thai party continues to bleed as another batch of its former MPs from Kamphaeng Phet flock to the pro-Prayut Palang Pracharat party. Accompanied by Suriya Joengroongruangkit, a former MP…

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Chaturon explains why Pheu Thai core members are turning their back on the party

If anyone is wondering why several key veteran politicians are leaving the once powerful Pheu Thai Party to form new parties or to join some of the existing ones, one…

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Pheu Thai won’t join political discussions if invited by NCPO

The Pheu Thai Party will opt out of discussions on lifting of political restrictions between political parties and the Election Commission if the invitation comes from the National Council for…

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Probe into Thaksin’s alleged influence over Pheu Thai underway

The Election Commission (EC) is investigating what is seen by many as attempts by ousted prime minster Thaksin Shinawatra to exert influence over Pheu Thai Party, EC secretary-general Jarungvith Phumma…

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Parties step up membership recruitment campaign

While formal electioneering remains banned, several political parties have stepped up their membership recruitment campaigns which indirectly allow them to meet with their constituents and to introduce their parties. They…

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Charter Court accepts Don’s case for consideration

The Constitutional Court has accepted the Election Commission’s proposal for it to rule whether Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai should be disqualified for the ministerial post in connection with his wife’s…

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