MOVE Forward Party leader Pita Limjaroenrat said today (Aug. 25) that he has congratulated Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin on taking the helm of the government but expects that it will be especially difficult for this government which is made up of different political sides to work together, Sanook.com said.
He added that there would likely be heavy negotiations within the cabinet but he is waiting to see who takes up the portfolios with Somsak Thepsuthin, one of Pheu Thai’s leaders, saying this should be unveiled next week.
He is also waiting to see the implementation of what both himself and Settha had campaigned for particularly military reform, pushing through an equal marriage act and reforming the liquor laws.
Importantly, it is to be seen who becomes the defence minister.
Pita added that Thailand does not just face economic, environment and educational crises but also a crisis in public faith with this showing up in his talks with the people in Rayong where he is campaigning for Mr. Phongsathorn Sornphetnarin, or Yo, his party’s candidate in upcoming constituency 3 by-election.
It is something that the new leader has to fix by combining the ideas of the people thus ensuring solidarity.
Pita also mentioned that Move Forward is going to be an aggressive opposition party with various policies to be implemented through legislation in Parliament.
Rayong people will benefit if the party’s environment and labour draft legislations are enacted through proactive work in Parliament, he said, adding that he hoped this would pave the way to win greater trust at the next election.
Top and Front Page: Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat campaigning for his party’s candidate.
First below: Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat, left, and Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin, right.
Further below: Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin upon taking the helm of the government All photos: Sanook.com