16 renegade Democrat MPs say they are still in the opposition camp

The 16 rebel Democrat MPs, who voted in support of Srettha Thavisin’s prime ministerial candidacy on Tuesday, insist that they are still with the opposition, unless they are invited to…

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Pheu Thai to approach senators individually seeking their support

The Pheu Thai party has assigned Suriya Juangroongruangkit, a key member, to head a small team to approach senators individually, seeking their support for the party’s bid to form the…

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Thailand’s economic growth forecast at 3.6% this year despite political uncertainty

Delay in the formation of the new government will impact the disbursement of the 2024 national budget, especially investment in new mega projects, which may not be launched, according to…

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Timeline : Election 2023, Deciding Thailand’s Future

2pm – Thailand’s super star singer Thongchai McIntyre cast his ballot at a polling station in the Sukchai housing community in Phra Khanong district. He told reporters that he personally…

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Reports of several voters destroying ballot sheets during general election

There have been three reports of voters destroying their ballot sheets so far today (Sunday) in Thailand’s general election. They all claimed they had unintentionally violated the election law. In…

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Move Forward ‘fever’ changes political temperature as Thais prepare to vote in new government

Move Forward Party “fever” is now spreading from online to on the ground, with its popularity clearly rising in the run-up to the May 14 election. Loud cheers and long applause erupt…

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Battle for Bangkok raging between conservative and liberal camps – but result already looks decisive

Bangkok’s election battleground will likely be dominated by two pro-democracy parties on May 14 – the long-popular Pheu Thai and its formidable challenger Move Forward. Dr Stithorn Thananithichot, director of…

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The campaign promises and populism shaping Thailand’s 2023 election

The huge number of so-called populist promises being made in campaigning for Thailand’s election may have overwhelmed many voters. But political parties are hoping that at least some of these…

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Candidates, contests, and parties: Thailand’s 2023 election in numbers

Registration of candidates contesting in the election was held from April 3 to 7, marking the official start of the countdown to the May 14 national poll. In total, 6,679…

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Court bars Chuwit from campaigning against Bhumjaithai over its cannabis policy

Thailand’s Civil Court issued an injunction today (Wednesday) barring Chuwit Kamolvisit from campaigning against the Bhumjaithai party over its cannabis policy, pending the outcome of a defamation lawsuit, filed against…

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Pheu Thai Party unveils its three prime ministerial candidates

The Pheu Thai party officially submitted its list of three prime ministerial candidates to the Election Commission today (Wednesday) at Bangkok City Hall. They are Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the party’s advisory…

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Move Forward Party leader first choice in Bangkok for next PM – NIDA Poll

Most voters in Bangkok would prefer Move Forward Party Leader Pita Limjaroenrat as Thailand’s next prime minister, followed by Pheu Thai Party’s advisory chief Paetongtarn Shinawatra and Prime Minister Prayut…

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Dispute over electoral boundary redrawing erupts

The Election Commission is under increasing pressure to review how it is redrawing the electoral boundaries for the next general elections which currently takes into account people without Thai citizenship…

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Thai cabinet approves 5.9 billion baht budget for next General Election

The Thai cabinet has approved a budget of 5.95 billion baht for the Election Commission (EC) to hold this year’s General Election. 5.104 million baht is for the EC’s preparations…

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Pheu Thai leader urges Thai PM to dissolve parliament to avoid more trouble

Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew called on Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Saturday) to dissolve parliament and hold a general election to pave the way for a peaceful transfer…

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Thailand’s political landscape changing fast as new parties erupt

The newly formed Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party sounds very familiar, especially since it carries the same name as the government initiative launched to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite government denials,…

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Four sons of Nakhon Si Thammarat brace for Sunday’s by-election battle

Four political parties will battle for a single MP seat when the polls open in the Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election on Sunday (March 7). The coalition Democrat and…

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Polling station as residents vote for a new Bangkok governor in Thailand’s capital on March 3, 2013. Bangkok residents went to the polls to elect a governor in a to-the-wire fight for city hall which has re-opened Thailand’s festering political divisions.(Photo by PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL / AFP)

Ruling party risks split over candidate for Bangkok governor election 

Already hit by an anti-establishment uprising, Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharath Party is now facing a potential revolt from within as it chooses a candidate for the Bangkok governor election. Three…

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Representatives of six political parties at the forum on Thailand’s political future organized by Thai PBS on Monday night.

Major parties optimistic about Thailand’s future after election

Representatives of six major political parties taking part in a debate forum organized by Thai PBS on Monday night expressed optimism that Thailand will see a smooth political transition after…

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“Swing parties” might, just might, be swung by voters

In an ideal world where political horse-trading is far less influential, voters can effectively assert what they want on the March 24 election. In other words, the 250-strong Senate can…

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