No rush to form next government, says Thai’s pro-Junta Palang Pracharat party

No rush to form next government, says Thai’s pro-Junta Palang Pracharat party
Bangkok, Thailand — A man looks at a board with profiles of the candidates of the parties, inside a polling station during the recent Thai general election. Photo by Chaiwat Subprasom/Courtesy of SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa
By Linda Khoo

BANGKOK, March 28 (NNN-BERNAMA) – The pro-junta Palang Pracharat Party claimed it is in talks with some parties to form a stable coalition however there is ‘no rush’ to form the next government.

Party leader Uttama Savanayana was reluctant to disclose the parties involved in the talks as well as number of seats it targeted to achieve.

He said “there are lots of time” for the negotiation process as the official election result would only be announced by May 9.

“We have been talking to both big and small parties. The party (Palang Pracharat) is confident to achieve the number,” he said at a press conference at party headquarters, here Wednesday.

Uttama said supporting General Prayuth Chan-ocha as prime minister would be one of the condition in the talks with parties who had the same political ideology.

“We will make sure the seats (to form a coalition) are as many as possible,” he said.

He said the people were expecting a smooth formation of the new government.

“We never blocked anyone to form a new government,” he said. 

Tuesday, Pheu Thai’s prime minister candidate, Sudarat Keyuraphan said Palang Pracharat was trying to form a coalition although it failed to win the most seats in Sunday polls. 

Earlier Wednesday, Pheu Thai, the party linked to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, and six other parties  claimed to have at least 255 seats to form the next Thai government.

Pheu Thai’s prime minister candidate, Sudarat said the other six parties joining the coalition were Future Forward Party, Seri Ruam Thai, Prachachart, Pheu Chart, Thai People Power Party and New Economics Party.



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