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Pheu Thai Party appeals for landslide victory

By Jintana Panyaarvudh 
The Nation

 

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The Pheu Thai Party has pleaded with voters to cast their ballots for all of the party's 250 constituency candidates in Sunday's general election.

 

"We [Pheu Thai] need 250 seats to compete against 250 new senators," Sudarat Keyuraphan, one of party's prime minister candidates, told media on Friday before she took the stage in the final rally.

 

Sudarat referred to the 250 senators who will play a major tole in voting for the next PM. The senate will be picked by the National Council for Peace and Order.

 

She appealed to voters for a landslide win so they can form the next government.

 

With a tactic to win the most party-list system seat, Pheu Thai sent only 250 constituency candidates and left the rest for its sister-party Thai Raksa Chart to fill the candidates. The party sent only 250 from a total 350 constituency candidates. 

 

Thai Raksa Chart was dissolved early this month after nominating Princess Ubolratana as its PM candidate.

 

"In constituencies where we have our candidates, please vote for us and do not vote for other parties otherwise the votes will be shared by others," 

Bhokin Balakula, a Pheu Thai key figure, told supporters at the rally.

 

But if any constituency has no Pheu Thai candidates, you can vote for pro-democracy parties, he added.

 

Phue Thai staged its rally at The Thai-Japanese Stadium’s Keelawes 2 in Din Daeng district where thousands of supporters joined.

 

Source: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30366324

 

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13 hours ago, Eric Loh said:

The princess attending Thaksin’s daughter wedding in HK may influence the election. 

 

Agrred. It was a very powerful statement and is all over the Thai news.

 

The current government WILL remain in power no matter what happens but I just wonder if they will announce fake results or not. It would be conclusive then and leave little room for protest as we all know what the result of an EC investigation would be.

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3 minutes ago, Lupatria said:

Recorded without heroics:

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Yeah this is my fear....and probably reality...the vast majority will do as they are told and vote for the current regime 

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There will be a landslide yes- but for the Future Forward Party.


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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Pheu Thai Party appeals for landslide victory

Meanwhile on the other side of town a new (slightly modified) rendition of a Bob Dylan song was performed:

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Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the ruler now
Will be later to win
For the times they are not changin'.

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1 hour ago, bowerboy said:

 

Agrred. It was a very powerful statement and is all over the Thai news.

 

The current government WILL remain in power no matter what happens but I just wonder if they will announce fake results or not. It would be conclusive then and leave little room for protest as we all know what the result of an EC investigation would be.

She has large followings and what she say and do are shared in the social media. Her foundations has 31 million young fans and her personal instagram has 100,000 followers. I am sure she has big influence to the educated middle class who are basically politically neutral and will also nudge the young voters to come out.

 

The junta can’t lose this election and I am sure there will be lots of horse trading to incentivize cobra parties to join his coalition and get him elected as PM. The crony agencies like the EC and NCPO will be working overtime to manufacture charges to influence the election results. Will the people’s mandate for pro democracy be so large that the cobra parties turn against the junta. Waiting for that sequel post election. 

 

 

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55 minutes ago, boonrawdcnx said:

If Prayuth tries to hang on as an outsider PM with let’s say a Phua-Thai / FFP coalition they will just ignore him - a PM without a government that backs him up is useless.

I'm thinking the only backing he needs is guns and tanks.

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When exactly will the results be known? I am confused on this issue...I thought it was supposed to be 2 months from now or something completely absurd like that...but then I read yesterday that it would by known by late Sunday.

 

Anyone have any clarity on this?

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It goes like it always did, first they'll try to get the winner somehow dismantled in court for, well we had it all, like cooking show on TV.

Does that not work out we get the nice street clashes again, after that the next coup. 

History repeats itself, in Thailand a bit faster than in the rest of the world.

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