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Democrat, Bhumjaithai to be invited to form coalition government with Phalang Pracharat


Pro-junta Phalang Pracharat leader Uttama Savanayana is to formally invite the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties to join a coalition and form a new government on Monday, a party source said.

Uttama will visit the Democrat party at its headquarters in the morning and go to see Bhumjaithai for the same purpose in the afternoon.

Phalang Pracharat will invite the two parties plus other small and micro parties to join the coalition to form the government. The party earlier proposed the junta leader Prayut Chan-o-cha as Prime Minister. 

The party reportedly sealed the deal, with the Democrat and Bhumjaithai offering six positions to each party in the portfolio. The two parties have a combined 103 seats in the lower house to support a new government. 

Phalang Pracharat’s deputy leader Nattapol Teepsuwan said that the party was not worried about support in the parliament although the election of house speakers and deputies on Saturday and Sunday indicated a low margin between the winner and competitors.

Published : May 27, 2019

By : The Nation