By Thai Newsroom Reporters
THE THAI SANG THAI has set a meagre target to get 25 out of a total of 132 constituency-based MPs of Isaan, the country’s largest region, in the May 14 general election, according to party secretary-general Thakorn Tanthasit.
The Thai Sang Thai, headed by Sudarat Keyurapan, has humbly expected to get 25 MPs from among 111 out of a total of 132 constituencies of the 20-province Isaan.
Thakorn confirmed today (Apr.11) many Isaan constituents have personally admired Sudarat since the time of the court-dissolved Thai Rak Thai to which she used to belong over two decades earlier.
Due to internal conflict of interest, Sudarat quietly left the Pheu Thai where she had been put among a trio of partisan contenders for prime minister in the 2019 general election.
Several former MPs are seeking re-election in party-listed mode under the Thai Sang Thai banners among whom only a few, such as Sudarat and Thakorn running as No.1 and No.2 on the list respectively, have appeared to have a chance of success in the May 14 election, according to a partisan source.
It remains to be seen whether a pair of F-16 fighter pilots-turned-politicians, namely Anudit Nakorntap and Sita Tivari running as No.3 and No.5 on the Thai Sang Thai party list respectively will be re-elected.
The Pheu Thai, of which deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra is invariably viewed as de facto boss, is significantly tipped to score overwhelming triumphs in no less than 100 out of the 132 Isaan constituencies.
The Bhumjaithai, of which Newin Chidchob is seen as de facto boss, is more or less speculated to win a dozen Isaan constituencies, leaving the hefty lion’s share to Thaksin’s camp.
Thai Sang Thai boss Surarat Keyurapan campaigning in the Northeastern province Nakhon Phanom yesterday, April 10, 2023. Photos: Thai Rath