By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE RUAM THAI SANG CHART Party is not going to invite Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to join and contest the next general election under the brand-new party’s banners anytime soon.
Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party leader Pirapan Salirathawipak said today (Nov.3) his camp has not as yet extended a formal invitation for Prayut to join nor planned to do so anytime soon.
Though the rank and file of the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party have been preparing themselves for the nationwide election, the much-heralded invitation for the current premier to join and be named their partisan candidate for head of a post-election government is not being contemplated at the moment, Pirapan said.
Neither has Prayut made an approach by registering himself for Ruam Thai Sang Chart membership as yet, Pirapan said.
Outstanding among the rank and file of the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party are a few former Democrat MPs including Pirapan who have planned to contest the general election under the pro-Prayut party’s tickets.
Whilst Pirapan’s camp will almost certainly look to endorse Prayut’s reported effort to prolong his rule beyond the general election expected early next year, albeit for a two-year time as provided by law, the ruling Palang Pracharath Party headed by Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan might possibly as well plan to do the same.
Nevertheless, Prawit’s camp might probably name a trio of contestants for prime minister to include the party boss himself and another partisan contender in addition to the current premier.
That compared to the 2019 election in which Prayut was successfully named the sole Palang Pracharath candidate for prime minister, given overwhelming yea votes from 250 unelected senators.
Top: Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party leader Pirapan Salirathawipak. Photo: Thai Rath
Front Page: Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party members. Photo: Matichon