Democrats expected to join Phalang Pracharat coalition: survey

politics May 18, 2019 12:32

By The Nation

7,188 Viewed

Most people believe the new leader of the Democrat Party should lead the party to join the coalition of the Phalang Pracharat Party to support junta chief Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as the next prime minister, an opinion survey has found.



The survey, which had 1,017 respondents nationwide, was carried out from Wednesday to Friday by Suan Dusit Pollster. It was carried out after Jurin Laksanavisit was elected as the Democrat leader on Wednesday.

Asked whether they think the Democrat under Jurin’s leadership should join the pro-junta coalition of the Phalang Pracharat, 58.05 per cent of respondents said they believe so because the Democrats should serve the people as a coalition partner.

The remaining 41.95 per cent said they think the Democrats should not join the coalition because the party adheres to democratic principles and it has announced it would not support the National Council for Peace and Order retaining power.