Prawit says he is ready to serve as Thailand’s 30th prime minister if elected
Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said he is ready to become Thailand's 30th premier if he is chosen by voters to do the job.
He was speaking at a Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) fundraising event at Centara Grand Hotel in Bangkok on Monday.
“I’m ready to become prime minister if people choose me, and will return home if they do not,” said Prawit, who is also PPRP leader.
He said his past decade in politics has shown him that life as a soldier and politician is completely different. He said the past decade has also shown him that everybody has different personalities, adding that he respects people who have more experience than him. He added that he is ready to work for the country and help make it better.
“I have good intentions and sincerity towards everybody, including friends, brothers and sisters and subordinates,” he said.
Prawit said his top priority will be tackling poverty. “We have to take care of people to drive the country,” he said.
As for the “3Ps”, he said they were brothers with a bond that is unbreakable despite differences in political ideology.
The 3Ps include Prawit, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Interior Minister Anupong “Pok” Paochinda.