Democrat reform coming - Alongkorn

national October 07, 2013 00:00

By Pimnara Pradubwit,
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Reform of the Democrat Party will automatically lead to a revamp of party leadership, Democrat MP Alongkorn Ponlaboot said Monday.



“I have never striven to replace the party leader, but Democrats should not put any individual above their party,” he said.
Alongkorn refused to speculate on the leadership of Abhisit Vejjajiva, saying the issue at hand is about strengthening the party.

When the time comes, the party convention would decide on the leadership issue, he said.

Commenting on anticipated reform, he said the party would be overhauled in order to ensure victory at the next general election.
The Democrats could not afford to stay unchanged because the party did not garner a boost in public support despite government blunders in administering the country, he said.
He went on to explain that the recent push for reform had almost caused Democrat secretarygeneral Chalermchai Srion to step down due to certain opponents of change.
 

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