By Thai Newsroom Reporters
FORMER PALANG PRACHARATH Party leader Uttama Savanayana has officially become leader of the brand-new Sarng Anakot Thai Party.
In today’s (Apr. 20) general caucus of Sarng Anakot Thai Party, Uttama was named the top leader of the party whereas former Palang Pracharath Party secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong was named secretary-general of the party.
Fourteen other persons were named members of the party’s executive board including a former Democrat MP, namely Nipit Intharasombat, and former Palang Pracharath MPs, namely Supol Fongngarm and Vichian Chavalit.
Other politicians among the rank and file of Palang Pracharath Party as well as other coalition partners might probably leave for Uttama’s camp sooner or later, according to the new party leader.
During a keynote speech, Uttama said Sarng Anakot Thai Party has planned to name former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak as candidate for head of a post-election government.
In 2020, Uttama and Sontirat had been pressed to resign as leader and secretary-general of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party to give way for Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan and former deputy agriculture & cooperatives minister Thammanat Prompao to take their place respectively.
The former finance minister, Uttama, and the former energy minister, Sontirat, have been invariably viewed as leading members of the so-called Seekumarn Group, a former faction within Prawit’s camp.
Top: Senior members of the Sarng Anakot Thai Party at today’s general caucus.
Home Page: Former deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak, right, and former finance minister Uttama Savanayana, left. Both photos: Sanook.com
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