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Democrats plan policies for future elections

The chief of the opposition Democrat Party's policy committee, Korn Chatikavanij, said yesterday the committee was preparing emergency, short-term, medium-term and long-term policies to be used for election campaigns in future, beyond the February 2 snap election, which the party is boycotting.

Korn said the policy proposal would be separate from that of the People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) although they can work in tandem.

Round-table discussions will be held across the country to get input from the public. The policy committee is composed of 15 members including politicians and people with academic backgrounds including former foreign minister Kasit Piromya and Pirayos Rahimmula.

The committee will come up with tangible plans to increase economic growth and to concretely measure it through indexes such as the GDP growth rate, level of public debt, level of debt per household and more.

The timeframe for the committee's work is between four and six months, Korn said.

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