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Phalang Pracharat cancels plan for Prayut to take the stage in election campaign

Mar 05. 2019
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By The Nation

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The Phalang Pracharat Party has called off its plan to have Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha take the stage in its nationwide election campaign, a party source said yesterday.

“After we discussed the pros and cons, we came to the conclusion that it might not be worth it. So we [the party leadership] will stick to presenting our policies to voters,” the source said.

The source added that they would, however, use General Prayut to help campaign in Bangkok instead, but in an informal way to avoid violating any laws.

The party had earlier planned to have Prayut, its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election, to participate in its campaign nationwide and take the stage in four main regions, starting this Sunday in Nakhon Ratchasima as the province is his birthplace.

However, Prayut yesterday expressed concern over participating in his affiliate party’s election campaign, saying that it exposed him to the risk of being targeted by his opponents.

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