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Pheu Thai is weighing up options, including leaving coalition

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The leader of the Pheu Thai Party says demands that the party leave the newly-formed coalition will be considered and the appropriate decision made once all factors are taken into account. Cholnan Srikaew was speaking in response to a letter submitted to the party’s headquarters in the Huai Khwang district of Bangkok at 2.00pm yesterday, May 28.

Nation Thailand reports that the letter was submitted by a group of Pheu Thai supporters, who insist they are not trying to disrupt the coalition but want to make the following 5 demands:

• That Pheu Thai considers leaving the coalition

• That the parties that won the most votes in the May 14 general election be allowed to form the government

• That PM candidates from the parties that won the most votes are voted for

• That the process to prepare a constitution for the people be supported

• If the parties that got the most votes in the election cannot get the most votes in the House of Representatives, Pheu Thai should consider forming the government and getting to work on the promises made to the people

Cholnan has acknowledged the demands, but says the party is not obliged to grant them. He says the party will take all factors into consideration before making any decisions.

“We must have answers for supporters. The democratic government could have conflicts on certain ideas that must be resolved together to achieve the larger goal.”

Last week, the Move Forward Party signed an MOU with 7 other parties ahead of forming Thailand’s new government. The other coalition members are the Pheu Thai Party, Thai Sang Thai Party, Prachachart Party, Seree Ruam Thai Party, Pheu Thai Ruam Palang Party, Fair Party, and the Plung Sungkom Mai Party.

All coalition members are expected to meet tomorrow to discuss the allocation of ministerial roles among the parties.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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