• Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:23:35
    PM in firm rebuttal of Abhisit’s ‘offering jobs in govt’ claim
    Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday rejected the allegation by former PM and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva about offering jobs in the government to politicians in exchange for their support of a future bid by Prayut for the premiership.
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  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Abhisit convinces Democrats to affirm leader by mobile vote for all members
    The Democrat Party’s new era will kick off with a primary vote by all members for the party leader, said a top party official.
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: Dawn of the new Democrats?
    At 72 years of existence and repeated election losses, Thailand’s oldest political party is facing the biggest challenge in its history trying to rebrand itself ahead of the national election
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00
    Abhisit concerned over junta seeking to attract political party members to serve its interests
    Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva on Monday criticised the ruling junta for "offering rewards" to attract political party members with a view to serving its own interests, after an ex-MP resigned from the party’s ranks to serve as deputy Bangkok governor.
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  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    ‘Chuan, Supachai being considered’ to take over Democrat Party leadership
    DEMOCRAT PARTY partriarch Chuan Leekpai admitted yesterday there is an attempt within the party to replace current leader Abhisit Vejjajiva and that he and Supachai Panichpakdi were being considered.
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Ex-Democrat MP is new city deputy governor
    A FORMER Democrat MP who joined the anti-government rally that led to the military coup in 2014 has been appointed a deputy governor of Bangkok.
  • Tue, 10 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Abhisit protege plans new path for Democrats
    “I’M NOT the political legacy of anyone, especially Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva,” Parit Wacharasindhu firmly told The Nation during a conversation at the Democrat Party headquarters in Bangkok.
  • Sat, 07 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Democrats will ‘differ’ from junta: Abhisit
  • Wed, 04 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Question for Abhisit Vejjajiva: Do you support outsider PM?  
    In saying that “anyone contemplating supporting General Prayut” to return as an outsider prime minister need not join the Democrat Party, its leader Abhisit Vejjajiva should have clarified exactly what he disagrees with: the process that allows for an outsider PM, the candidate in that process (Prayut), or both.
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  • Mon, 02 Apr 2018 01:00:00
    Parties gather the faithful to reaffirm membership
    YESTERDAY marked a milestone for Thailand’s existing political parties, who were allowed to start reaffirming their membership lists, and their leaders began declaring their new policies, with an emphasis on the lingering military influence.
  • Wed, 28 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    Democrats go digital, lament EC hurdles
    The Democrat Party on Tuesday launched a new mobile phone application that allows existing members to confirm their membership electronically.
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  • Sun, 25 Mar 2018 01:00:00
    EC to brief parties on law changes before political activities begin
    THE ELECTION COMMISSION (EC) will hold a seminar to clarify new rules and regulations for political parties on Wednesday – three days before parties can kick-start activities by sorting out their membership rosters according to the junta’s road map.
  • Sat, 24 Mar 2018 13:02:40
    Thailand could play key role in Southeast Asia – if it steps up and sets a democratic example 
    With the ongoing effort to negotiate a South China Sea Code of Conduct, Asean countries have focused on balancing relationships with major powers, namely China and the US, while keeping momentum among regional countries. Mie Oba, professor of international relations at the Tokyo University of Science, speaks to The Nation’s Supalak Ganjanakhundee.
  • Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:52:26
    Ball in PM’s court on petitioning court: Abhisit
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has the power to petition the Constitutional Court for its interpretation on the controversial MP election bill and also ensure the election is held as specified in the road map, Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva said on Thursday.
  • Mon, 19 Mar 2018 18:03:58
    Suthep to petition court to revisit charges against second-generation PDRC members
    Suthep Thaugsuban, a former leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee that staged protests against the Yingluck Shinawatra-led government in 2014, on Monday said he would petition the Criminal Court to separate the charges against the second generation of the PDRC from those levelled against him.
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