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Sam Mitr faction moves to oust Phalang Pracharat chief 

Jul 01. 2019
Sam Mitr leaders from right to left: Suriya Juangroongruangkit, Somsak Thepsutin and Anucha Nakasai
Sam Mitr leaders from right to left: Suriya Juangroongruangkit, Somsak Thepsutin and Anucha Nakasai
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By The Nation

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An influential faction in the Phalang Pracharat Party dubbed Sam Mitr, or Three Allies, on Monday resolved to drive out the party’s secretary-general Sontirat Sontijirawong and demanded he not take up any political positions.

The group accused the secretary-general of mistakes in management and poor leadership skills that had caused internal conflict and crisis within the party.

A motion to expel Sonrirat will be put to the party meeting on Tuesday by MP Sira Jenjaka, a member of Sam Mitr.

The move comes after Sam Mitr failed to get its hands on key ministries in the Cabinet portfolio.

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