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Democrat Party has most members, says EC

Jan 25. 2019
File photo : Democrat Party's van
File photo : Democrat Party's van
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By The Nation

The Election Commission on Friday released the number of members of 104 registered political parties, with the Democrat Party at the top of the list.

As of January 21, the Democrat Party has 129,392 members, followed by Tai Rak Tham (49,721), Future Forward (43,201), Thai Local Power (30,072) and Bhumjai Thai (30,031).

The EC also revealed that Pheu Thai has 20,334 members, Thai Raksa Chart 12,272 members, Chartthaipattana 20,587 members and Palang Pracharat 4,206 members.

Future Forward ranked third in the number of members although it was only set up in March last year, while Palang Pracharat, set up last year, is known to be in favour of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, who is also chief of the junta.

Eight parties failed to submit their number of members while two others have no members, the EC said without elaboration.

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