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Pita quits as Move Forward leader over naming of opposition leader


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

PITA LIMJAROENRAT TODAY (Sep.15) resigned as Move Forward leader to give way for a fellow MP of the progressive party to be named opposition leader at parliament.

Pita posted on his Facebook page to announce his resignation with immediate effect as leader of the largest elected party which has finally become core in the opposition bloc of the legislative branch.

Pita’s latest decision to quit the Move Forward leadership evidently was made in the face of his being currently ordered by court to stop performing his MP duties which would otherwise refer to those of the opposition leader, pending a court ruling on his previously holding a tiny fragment of shares in a non-operating ITV channel.

He remarked that an opposition leader is primarily needed to keep the Pheu Thai-led government in check and to push for legislations and motions which may be different from those of coalition partners.

Nevertheless, his MP status remains intact, albeit currently suspended by court from performing his duties.


Top: Pita Limjaroenrat next to the Constitutional Court logo. Photo: Thai Rath

Front Page: Pita Limjaroenrat. Photo: Matichon

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