Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva announced on Thursday via Facebook post that if his proposal to bring the country out of political crisis is accepted, he would not run in the next election.
He will reveal the details of his proposal, which he believes will bring the country out of political impasse, within the next few days, he wrote.
Democrat Party deputy leader Nipit Intharasombat said Thursday that his party leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, has already made a sacrifice to try to get the country out of the political deadlock by offering to take a political break.
Nipit said if the Democrat wins the next election, Abhisit will not get the post of prime minister or if the Democrat loses, Abhisit will not become the opposition leader because he will not contest the next election.
“This is not a last card but it’s a sacrifice and a retreat for the country to move on,” Nipit said.
He added that Abhisit is still the Democrat leader because he has not resigned from the party’s position.
But Pheu Thai deputy spokesman Anusorn Eamsa-ard regarded the offer to skip the election as the Democrat’s plan to pressure the Pheu Thai to skip the election as well.
Anusorn alleged that Abhisit was trying to find an excuse not to contest the next poll and when he made the offer, the Pheu Thai would come under pressure to sacrifice as well.