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Chaithawat tipped to become new Move Forward leader


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

MOVE FORWARD MP CHAITHAWAT Tulathon will likely become the new leader of the largest opposition party in place of Pita Limjaroenrat who has recently called it quits, according to partisan sources.

An extraordinary caucus of Move Forward partisan members is scheduled for the upcoming Saturday to pick the new party leader alongside the naming of other members of their new executive board.

Chaithawat who currently performs as acting secretary-general of the Move Forward is largely expected to be named the new party leader whilst Move Forward MP Apichart Sirisuntorn will likely take his place as secretary-general of the party.

Meanwhile, Move Forward MP Pakornwut Udompipatskul is speculated to become chief opposition whip at parliament whilst Move Forward MP Parit Wacharasindhu is tipped to be party spokesman, they said.

Pita who has earlier resigned as Move Forward leader to give way for the naming of his successor as opposition leader at parliament in concurrent fashion still keeps his MP status intact, albeit currently suspended by court from performing as an elected lawmaker, pending a court ruling on his previously holding a tiny fragment of shares in non-operating ITV channel.


Move Forward MP Chaithawat Tulathon addressing a party meeting, above, and at Parliament with Pita Limjaroenrat, Front Page. Both photos: Thai Rath

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