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Pheu Thai set to name new opposition leader

Jun 13. 2019
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By The Nation

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Pheu Thai leader Viroj Pao-in is set to step down to make way for a new leader who will also lead the opposition against Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha’s government.

The election of Pheu Thai’s new head will take place at the end of the month, said the party’s secretary-general Phumtham Wechayachai.

It is expected that Chiang Mai MP Sompong Amornvivat will take the post but Phumtham said that the decision will be taken at the next party meeting.

The meeting would also see a change of the party executive board. Phumtham would not say whether he would return as the party’s secretary-general.

Viroj had to step down because he was not an MP while the Constitution demands the leader of the opposition must be the party leader and an MP.

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