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Abhisit meets Palang Chon leader to lobby for compromise reforms

Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajva on Wednesday met with Palang Chon Party leader Sonthaya Khunpluem to lobby for support for his compromise version of political reform.

After the 45-minute meeting, Sonthaya and Abhisit held a joint press conference and Sonthaya said he did not mind if the election were delayed to avert problems.

After meeting the Palang Chon leader, Abhisit said he would next compile the proposals of all parties with whom he has met and draw up a proposal for the public to consider.

Abhisit said details of his proposal would be made public well before May 20, the date on which it is expected that a new royal decree on the election date will be enacted.

He earlier met with leaders of the Chart Thai Pattana Party, Chart Pattana Party and Bhum Jai Thai Party and has told the Election Commission that the electoral system should be reformed before the next election is held.

Abhisit said he would rush to compile the proposals because of the time constraints related to the next election.

He believes details of his proposal should be ready within two days and he would consider whether to hold negotiations with the government and the People's Democratic Reform Committee or not.




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