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Form a government and form an alliance with MFP and 7 other parties to appoint Pita ..

Form a government and form an alliance with MFP and 7 other parties to appoint Pita as Prime Minister.


photo credit - The Nation


On May 18 morning in Thailand, Bangkok, after the alliance ceremony of Thai parties held at Okura Prestige Hotel, able to agree in principle that the Move Forward Party, which won the most votes, would join the other 7 parties as an alliance.


photo credit - The Nation


The parties that have agreed are the Move Forward Party (MFP); Pheu Thai Party, which won the second highest number of votes; Pheu Thai, Prachachart, Thai Sang Thai, Seri Ruam Thai, Fair, Pue Thai Rumphlang and Plung Sungkom Mai.

To form the Thai government and appoint a new prime minister, the 250 non-elected military representatives and 500 members of the lower house need to get the most votes, so a total of 376 seats need to be obtained.


photo credit - The Nation


Now that the 8-party alliance has formed, it still has 313 seats, and 63 more seats are needed to elect MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat as the country's 30th prime minister.

Pheu Thai Party leader Chonlanan Srikaew made it clear that his party will do its best to mobilize to get the necessary seats and fully support Pita to become the prime minister.

However, the MFP party is planning to abolish the controversial Article 122 of the law protecting the honor of the Thai royal family. Keeping this law as it is, Chonlanan Srikaew said that he will sign the alliance party formation MOU on May 22 after looking at the proposed law amendment by the MFP.

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