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Sathit never persuaded to hop over: Anutin

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters BHUMJAITHAI PARTY leader Anutin Charnvirakul today (Nov.17) categorically denied he had ever persuaded deputy Democrat Party leader Sathit Pitutecha to go party-hopping. Anutin who concurrently acts as deputy prime minister-cum-public health minister said he had never extended an informal invitation to Sathit who concurrently performs as deputy public health minister

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Democrats dare Prawit to transfer 2 ministries to Palang Pracharath Party

  DEMOCRAT PARTY have dared caretaker Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan to transfer the Ministry of Agriculture & Cooperatives and the Ministry of Commerce from the third largest coalition partner to his own Palang Pracharath Party, core of the coalition government. Democrat party spokesman Ramet Ratanachaweng yesterday (August 29) expressed strong dissent among the rank and

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Democrat candidate wins Ratchaburi’s by-election

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters A DEMOCRAT PARTY CANDIDATE has won today’s (May 21) by-election for MP of Ratchaburi, according to unofficial reports. The Democrat, Chaitip Kamonpantip, won 51,743 votes from constituents in Constituency 3 covering Bhotharam and Jom Bueng districts of the western province. Chaitip who has earlier performed as provincial councillor representing Bhotharam

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Democrat Party deputy leader denies sexual misconduct allegations, quits party posts

DEMOCRAT Party’s deputy leader Prinn Panichphakdi today (Apr. 14) denied allegations of sexual misconduct spreading on social media while resigning from all party positions to move on to prove his innocence and verify the truth, Matichon newspaper said. Prin came under strong attack from netizens after Mr. Sittra Biabangkerd, or Lawyer Tum, secretary-general of the

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Ex-election commissioner joins Thai Liberal Party

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER ELECTION commissioner Somchai Srisutthiyakorn has joined Thai Liberal Party under leadership of former police chief Seripisut Temiyavej. Somchai confirmed today (Oct. 30) he has already registered himself with the 10-MP opposition party but said he is yet undecided whether he will contest the next election under the tickets of Seripisut’s

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Prawit shrugs off protests over naming ex-deputy Democrat leader as his adviser

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PALANG PRACHARATH PARTY leader Prawit Wongsuwan today (Oct. 11) downplayed ongoing protests within the ruling party against the naming of a former Democrat Party leader as one of his advisers. Prawit, who concurrently acts as deputy premier, commented that he could clear up any troubles among the party’s rank and file

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Prayut bows to pressure from Democrat Party over Agriculture & Cooperatives Ministry

By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER Prayut Chan-o-cha today (Oct. 5) bowed to pressure from a coalition partner over the running of four agencies attached to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry. Prayut today rescinded his own directive issued last week for Deputy Prime Minister/Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan to take charge of the Agricultural

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Democrat Party against Prawit taking charge of Agriculture Ministry agencies

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE DEMOCRAT PARTY today (Oct. 1) expressed strong opposition to the handing over of certain agencies of the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry to Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, who concurrently performs as leader of the Palang Pracharath Party. Democrat Party spokesman Ramet Ratanachaweng commented that the coalition partner has definitely not

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Democrat, Bhumjaithai parties tipped to withdraw from Prayut government

By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE DEMOCRAT AND BHUMJAITHAI parties are largely expected to withdraw from the coalition government under Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha in foreseeable future in the face of his alleged failures to address the domestic pandemic situation, said a noted political activist yesterday (July 12). Sombat Boonngam-anong, leader of a sustained anti-Prayut protest

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