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Prayut poised to take over party leadership: source

By The Nation

 

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Former junta leader Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is to become the official leader of the military-aligned party, Phalang Pracharat after the new Cabinet is installed, a source in the party said.

 

A party assembly to change the executive board is expected next month, the source said.

 

Uttama Savanayana would purportedly step down to give way to Prayut while Sontirat Sontijirawong would continue as the secretary-general. 

 

The move to push Prayut as the party leader is to reportedly transform the general into a full politician and weaken the association with the junta. 

 

Prayut planned to stay in politics for the long term, the source said. Without the party membership, it had also been difficult for the general to help the party campaign and build up popularity.

 

Prayut's leadership of Phalang Pracharat was also to resolve the issue with the Sam Mitr or Three Allies group, which is influential in the party. The group had been a stumbling block in recent Cabinet portfolio allocation.

 

Deputy prime minister Wissanu Krea-ngam, in charge of the government’s legal affairs, said yesterday that Prayut could take the position if he wanted.

 

However, Wissanu also warned that if anything went wrong, Prayut would inevitably be affected as a party executive.

 

Full story: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/politics/30371031

 

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23 minutes ago, Eligius said:

Steven, I am really touched by your devotion to Prayut.

He truly should honour you in some way, perhaps with a burnished, hand-signed trophy of appreciation, fashioned from pure Thai gold. I think you must be one of Prayut's most loyal and faithful (Western) supporters in the whole of Thailand (indeed, the world). That deserves a medal, surely (or he should grant you permanent residence in Thailand - with no need for 90-Day Reporting)!

 

 

 

Eligius,  thank you for your kind words regarding Khun Prayut. Yes, he has worked hard to ensure Thailand does not fall back into the old days of mayhem, lawlessness, road blocks and protests.

I am sure you understand the Thai political system in that it cannot function properly without someone who can take control and instill leadership and direction.

Could you imagine Yingluck or Suthep doing the same .....  I really don't think so.

Ok, the Junta is not perfect, Khun Prayuth doesn't always initiate things that some of us agree on but at least he is there and in control.

I prefer peace and stability and a functioning government, which is what Thailand currently has in place ... no one like instability and fighting.

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2 hours ago, Wilsonandson said:

Cue Abba song - The Winner Takes It All.

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I seem to remember that group (yes.I've still got their albums, and play them occasionally) fell apart shortly after that song came out...

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

The move to push Prayut as the party leader is to reportedly transform the general into a full politician and weaken the association with the junta.

 

Oh yea. Brilliant move. That will certainly fool everyone and convince the whole world that at last the Thai military have stopped interfering in politics.

 

Viva Prayuth...........viva junta democracy...........now we can all vamos a la player and let the good times roll. Yeeee ha.

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3 minutes ago, Denim said:

 

Oh yea. Brilliant move. That will certainly fool everyone and convince the whole world that at last the Thai military have stopped interfering in politics.

 

Viva Prayuth...........viva junta democracy...........now we can all vamos a la player and let the good times roll. Yeeee ha.

Junta democracy. Boy you sure is right about that 😹.I think you should include the catchphrase of the PPRP ‘dictatorship democracy’. 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

Prayut poised to take over party leadership

But of course. He is the natural selection.

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