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Coalition delays announcement on forming new govt


Six anti-junta parties arrived at the Lancaster Hotel for a press conference announcing the formation of a new government coalition on Wednesday morning.

The six potential coalition partners are Pheu Thai, Future Forward, Seri Ruam Thai, Puea Chat, Prachachat, and Phalang Puangchon Thai. The New Economics Party led by Mingkwan Sangsuwan had yet to arrive though he had earlier posted on Facebook that his stance remained unchanged.
Mingkwan has repeatedly stated his opposition to the junta.
The press conference was postponed from previously planned start of 10am. A Pheu Thai official said that the parties were writing a joint statement.
The bloc needs to muster at least 251 MPs to have a chance of forming a coalition government and condemning the junta to opposition.

Published : March 27, 2019

By : The Nation