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Analysis: Pheu Thai camp tones down ambitions

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Analysis: Pheu Thai camp tones down ambitions

 

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The pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai Party was aiming for the sky until it shot itself in the foot with the dissolution of its political off-shoot Thai Raksa Chart. Now it’s trying to be more realistic – but still hoping for a political salvation despite the odds.

 

Until recently, the idea was to win both war and battle. Before the dissolution of the Thai Raksa Chart Party, the Pheu Thai-led alliance hoped to secure more than 376 seats, which would enable it to outvote the other side and regain political power. Now, party’s insiders put the target at 251 seats, enough to attain the majority in the House of Representatives but, due to the Senate’s provisional constitutional power, insufficient for installing a prime minister and becoming a government.

 

The new target, however, would enable the camp to wreak parliamentary havoc or even unseat the next government if conditions are right. Most of all, the target is a lot more realistic than 376 seats, given that the Pheu Thai Party, for the first time, is fielding candidates in only 250 constituencies. The limited fielding of Pheu Thai candidates, the Thai Raksa Chart dissolution and the virtual reluctance of the “swing parties” to join the alliance mean aiming for 376 seats is virtually impossible.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/analysis-pheu-thai-camp-tones-down-ambitions/

 

 

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Pheu Thai Party was aiming for the sky until it shot itself in the foot

Who shot who?

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22 minutes ago, Chassa said:

Who shot who?

EC is holding the smoking gun, 

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Are they still not dissolved? Maybe this week? At some stage all these people have to learn that working for the fugitive criminal is not in the interest of Thailand.

Dissolve the party and ban them from politics for at least 10 years - and things will get better.

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9 minutes ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Are they still not dissolved? Maybe this week? At some stage all these people have to learn that working for the fugitive criminal is not in the interest of Thailand.

Dissolve the party and ban them from politics for at least 10 years - and things will get better.

A Hun Sen’s thought so early in the morning. Touching. 

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1 hour ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Are they still not dissolved? Maybe this week? At some stage all these people have to learn that working for the fugitive criminal is not in the interest of Thailand.

Dissolve the party and ban them from politics for at least 10 years - and things will get better.

What is going to get better? Who do you have in mind, Prayut? Wake up man.

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7 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Dissolve the party and ban them from politics for at least 10 years - and things will get better.

Better as in like the last five years? Those unelected fools have only made things worse. They couldn't get anything of real substance done with S44, they will get even less done without it.

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10 hours ago, OneMoreFarang said:

Are they still not dissolved? Maybe this week? At some stage all these people have to learn that working for the fugitive criminal is not in the interest of Thailand.

Dissolve the party and ban them from politics for at least 10 years - and things will get better.

The PTP would have been dissolved years ago in any democratic country.

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13 hours ago, YetAnother said:

rigging of the election will be successful, and we will all suffer the worst outcome under the guise of a sham democracy

Yes, this is the most galling part of it all: that a certain person will be able to strut around on the world stage under the forged and fake mantle of 'democratic legitimacy' - and the world will pretend it is all valid and above board.

Sickening.

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