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Party chiefs refute claims Parliament to be dissolved

LEADERS of government parties have dismissed speculation the Prime Minister’s recent sense of urgency was a sign he is planning to dissolve Parliament, assuring observers the government remains tightknit, NNT said today (June 12).

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan, as leader of the Phalang Pracharat Party, said today that the current administration will complete its four-year term and there will be no changes within the party during this time. He added the party’s annual general meeting next week will not include discussion on how it intends to campaign during the next election.

Party Secretary-General Anucha Nakasai and Deputy Leader Somsak Thepsutin joined in the chorus of denial that there would be a change to Phalang Pracharat’s managing board. They insisted the party is focused on working to enforce public confidence ahead of the next general election and noted that due to the nation’s current crises, there could be no Parliament dissolution.

Meanwhile, Bhumjaithai Party head Anutin Chanvirakul addressed rumours the party had recently gained MPs from the opposition, denying the claims along with speculation that the administration will be disbanded. He indicated he continues to work closely with the premier daily and there have been no signs of a looming dissolution. On members of his party criticizing the work of the administration in Parliament, he said they were merely doing their job.

Pheu Thai Party Secretary-General Prasert Chantarawongthong nonetheless voiced his certainty Parliament will be dissolved in the near future, saying it would probably occur after the matters of constitutional amendment and the budget are finalised. He denied the existence of turmoil within his own party, answering queries on whether or not its members had moved to the Build Nation Party, by claiming Pheu Thai remains ready for a general election.



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