By Thai Newsroom Reporters
BOTH PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan have been advised to talk it over between themselves as to which one of them will be named a Palang Pracharath partisan candidate for prime minister in the next general election.
Palang Pracharath MP Veerakorn Khamprakop suggested today (Nov.5) that Prayut and Prawit, who concurrently performs as top leader of the largest coalition party, come to terms with each other over which one of them will certainly be named partisan contender for head of a post-election government.
Veerakorn made his comments amidst uncertainties apparently surrounding future contests for prime minister and sustained speculation that there might probably be a trio of partisan contestants for head of a post-election government instead of a single one as had been the case in the 2019 general election which landed Prayut the unelected premiership.
Not only Prayut but Prawit plus another partisan person might probably be included in the speculated trio of Palang Pracharath candidates vying for the top post of government.
However, the MP from Nakhon Sawan said he strongly believed that both of them will definitely not develop conflict with each other over the matter since, he said, they invariably regard each other as a “beloved brother.”
The veteran MP’s comments apparently followed those earlier made by Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party leader Pirapan Salirathawipak that his camp is not going to have Prayut apply for partisan membership anytime soon though he may be more or less expected to join ranks with others under the brand-new party’s tickets in contesting the next race to parliament.
Prawit had earlier performed as caretaker prime minister for nearly two months during which Prayut had been suspended by court from performing as head of government pending a ruling on his eight-year rule which has been finally provided until 2025.
Top and Front Page: Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan. Both photos: Matichon