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Thammarak helps Prawit in Isaan to deny Pheu Thai landslide win


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER Thammarak Isarangkun na Ayutthaya is helping Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan with his electoral campaign for Isaan constituencies which could possibly otherwise be swept up by the Pheu Thai camp.

Thammarak, who had performed as defence minister during the time of a Thai Rak Thai government under deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra about two decades earlier, confirmed today (Mar.22) he has decided to join in the Palang Pracharath electoral campaign for all 20 northeastern provinces because he ultimately agreed with Prawit’s “step beyond conflict” attitudes.

Thammarak said Prawit who is contesting the general election as sole partisan contender for prime minister had called him on the phone asking for his help which he willingly agreed to provide.

Isaan region constitutes the most constituencies in the country accounting for 132 out of a total of 400.

Thammarak, a native of Roi Et, categorically doubted the Pheu Thai, guided by de facto party boss Thaksin, will win as many as 250 MP seats or score a landslide victory in the nationwide election as widely speculated now that he is taking his part in the Palang Pracharath campaign for the Isaan constituencies.

In the 2019 general election where Isaan had a total of 116 constituencies which has been increased to 132 in the May 14 race to parliament, Thaksin’s party got 84 MPs whilst the Bhumjaithai, steered by de facto party boss Newin Chidchob, got 16 MPs and Prawit’s camp 11 MPs.


Palang Pracharath leader Prawit Wongsuwan, right in above image and left in Front Page image, and former defence minister Thammarak Isarangkun na Ayutthaya. Above photo: Thai Rath, Front Page photo: Matichon

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