File photo : Anutin Charnvirakul
File photo : Anutin Charnvirakul

Bhumjaithai leader remains mum on joining Pheu Thai-led coalition

Breaking News April 04, 2019 16:49

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The leader of Bhumjaithai Party remained tightlipped on Thursday about whether his party is thinking of joining the Pheu Thai-led coalition. 

Anutin Charnvirakul, whose party emerged as a key partner after winning 39 constituency seats according to unofficial results, said all sides should wait until May 9, when the Election Commission (EC) is expected to announce the March 24 election’s official results. 

Pheu Thai Party, a key ally of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, wants to secure as many parliamentary seats as possible, though several parties have been keeping mum on whether they will join a Pheu Thailed government. 

Anutin also pointed out that until the EC announces the official results, no party will really know how many partylist or constituency it has won. 

“At present, the number of seats each party has are just an estimation and speculation,” he said. 

Meanwhile, the projunta Phalang Pracharat Party, which came in second in the election, is also trying to form a coalition government. 

When asked if his party will join Phalang Prachrat, which has chosen General Prayut Chanocha as its PM candidate, Anutin again urged people to wait until May 9 and instead focus on His Majesty the King’s coronation ceremony. 


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