First referendum on new constitution expected in Q1 of next year

The first referendum on a new constitution for Thailand is expected to be held during the first quarter of next year, after the formation of a 35-member ad hoc panel…

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Phumtham welcomes convicted former PM Thaksin as PM’s chief advisor

Deputy Prime Minister Phumtham Wechayachai has welcomed Srettha Thavisin’s idea of having convicted former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra act as an advisor, once he completes serving time in prison. “Thaksin…

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Blue Flag outlets may join “digital wallet” scheme : Commerce minister

Ministry of Commerce is considering using its extensive network of retail outlets, shops and eateries, under the “Blue Flag” (Thong Fah) program, to allow people, who may have difficulty finding…

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“I’m ready to take helm of Pheu Thai party” : Paetongtarn

Paetongtarn, the youngest daughter of convicted former prime minister Thaksin, said today (Tuesday) that she is ready to become the leader of the Pheu Thai party, if it is the…

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File photo : Deputy Pheu Thai leader Phumtham Wechayachai

Pheu Thai confident selection of prime minister will be done in one session

Pheu Thai party deputy leader Phumtham Wechayachai is confident that the selection of the prime minister, with Srettha Thavisin as the party’s candidate, will be over in just one parliamentary…

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Pheu Thai constrained by “political mathematics”

Pheu Thai party deputy leader Phumtham Wechayachai admitted today (Friday) that how the party proceeds in the formation of the new government will be dictated by “political mathematics”. He expressed…

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Pheu Thai seeks cooperation to solve current political impasse

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…

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File photo : Phumtham Wechayachai

Pheu Thai’s planned update on government formation postponed

The Pheu Thai party decided to postpone its press briefing, scheduled for today (Thursday,) to explain its progress on forming the government, said deputy leader Phumtham Wechayachai. The postponement was…

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Pheu Thai wants Move Forward to find a resolution for the coalition parties

The Pheu Thai party wants the Move Forward party to make a decision on the way out for the eight coalition parties, over the conditions being set for wider parliamentary…

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Pheu Thai and United Thai Nation parties meet seeking a solution to political stalemate

Core members of the United Thai Nation party, led by party leader Pirapan Salirathavibhaga, met with their counterparts from the Pheu Thai party at the Pheu Thai head office this…

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Pheu Thai will try to get its candidate selected as PM next Thursday

The Pheu Thai party will try to have its prime ministerial candidate approved by parliament at a joint sitting of the House and Senate on July 27th, Phumtham Wechayachai, a…

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Pheu Thai says Move Forward should “make a sacrifice” if Pita fails again to be selected as PM

Pheu Thai Deputy Leader Phumtham Wechayachai says that the second joint sitting of the House and Senate, to select the prime minister on Wednesday, should be the last of Move…

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Pheu Thai party wants the House speakership and 14 cabinet seats

The Pheu Thai party will demand 14 cabinet seats and the House speakership in talks with the Move Forward party. Failing that, both parties will review their positions. The Move…

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Why Pheu Thai’s thinking is democratically wrong

Coming from a man considered to be one of the top political thinkers, the idea that the second biggest party in a multiple-party system is traditionally required to fight with…

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Abandoning Move Forward is last resort —  Pheu Thai’s Phumtham

Abandoning Move Forward Party to form a coalition with the parties in the current Prayut government should be the “last resort” for Pheu Thai Party, according to one of its…

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Move Forward leader suggests House speakership should be settled internally

Move Forward party leader Pita Limjaroenrat has intervened in the tussle over the House speakership between the Move Forward and Pheu Thai, two core members of the 8-party coalition, saying…

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PM called on to resign for failing the people

Opposition leader’s advisor Phumtham Wechayachai has called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to step down, citing the Government’s under-performance, escalating political conflict and the erosion of the democratic system to…

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Pheu Thai says it’s never too late for pro-democracy parties to join forces

“It is never too late” according to Pheu Thai secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai, as he made yet another plea for all pro-democracy parties to join hands in a coalition to bring…

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