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Abhisit the only Democrat candidate for PM

Feb 01. 2019
File photo:  Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva
File photo: Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva
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By The Nation

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Former prime minister and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva is the only candidate for prime minister the party will submit to the Election Commission.

The Constitution allows each party to submit up to three names. Unlike its rival Pheu Thai Party and Phalang Pracharat, the Democrats said on Friday they will propose only Abhisit.

It had been speculated that the Democrat’s patriarch and former leader Chuan Leekpai could appear as a candidate, but he did not.

Spokesman Thana Chiravinit said the party voted unanimously to propose Abhisit as the candidate for prime minister.

He said Abhisit was a dedicated politician who had no reputation of corruption. Also, Abhisit upholds democracy and has had experience being prime minister.

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