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Bangkok Poll: 72 percent of Pheu Thai backers want Khunying Sudarat to head the party

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Bangkok Poll: 72 percent of Pheu Thai backers want Khunying Sudarat to head the party

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BANGKOK: -- Seventy-two percent of Pheu Thai party supporters want Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan to be the next party leader, according to Bangkok Poll of Bangkok University’s research centre.

The same poll also shows that, after the completion of the draft constitution, the popularity of the Democrat party has increased 3.2 percent from January to 22.7 percent now compared to Pheu Thai party’s 19.1 percent representing a drop of 1.2 percent followed by Chart Thai Pattana’s 2.1 percent and Rak Prathet Thai’s 1.3 percent.

The poll was conducted out of a total of 1,014 respondents from throughout the country.

The poll shows 59.6 percent of Democrat party supporters want Abhisit Vejjajiva to remain the party leader constituting a drop of 3.3 percent. The next most popular person they want to be the party leader is Dr Surin Pitsuwan with 22.5 percent of support followed by M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra’s 11 percent.

After Khunying Sudarat, the next most popular figure Pheu Thai supporters want to be the party leader is Dr Virabongsa Ramangura with 12 percent of support and Chaikasem Nitisiri’s two percent.

Full story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/content/162590

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-- Thai PBS 2016-05-10

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Hmm, by the time they finally have a draft that is accepted, Yingluck's five year ban could be over :)

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Hmm, by the time they finally have a draft that is accepted, Yingluck's five year ban could be over smile.png

By the time the next elections come around it will be Yingluck's grandchildren heading the party.

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Hmm, by the time they finally have a draft that is accepted, Yingluck's five year ban could be over smile.png

By the time the next elections come around it will be Yingluck's grandchildren heading the party.

Oh, I think we'll have elections before then but they won't mean anything at all.

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Any poll involving the PTP is largely meaningless because of the active suppression by the military.

What is telling is Abhisit's failing popularity in spite of quasi (albeit unenthusiastic) military backing. His politics have been minimized by Suthep's pandering of the military, ie., not a single issue with the 2015 draft charter.

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Really doesn't matter what the poll said. The new MMA used in the next election will result in lesser seats for PT and the Dem will gained more seats. It's the era of the mid size parties who will be brought together by the establishment by coercion or promises of plum government positions and aligned with the Dem to form the government. It will also probably create a situation for an unelected PM. All that in the new constitution; a real game changer to prevent Thaksin-linked party from forming the next government.

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Any poll involving the PTP is largely meaningless because of the active suppression by the military.

What is telling is Abhisit's failing popularity in spite of quasi (albeit unenthusiastic) military backing. His politics have been minimized by Suthep's pandering of the military, ie., not a single issue with the 2015 draft charter.

How are any party leaders and senior figures elected or appointed here?

No idea for the Dems and the minnow parties. For PTP it's easy. Thaksin appoints them, same as he does for the UDD. So as BU didn't ask him, their poll is worthless.

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Really doesn't matter what the poll said. The new MMA used in the next election will result in lesser seats for PT and the Dem will gained more seats. It's the era of the mid size parties who will be brought together by the establishment by coercion or promises of plum government positions and aligned with the Dem to form the government. It will also probably create a situation for an unelected PM. All that in the new constitution; a real game changer to prevent Thaksin-linked party from forming the next government.

The new MMA used in the next election will result in lesser seats for PT and the Dem will gained more seats.

That may not be the case.

A professor at the University of Michigan and a noted Thai expert Allen Hicken ran a simulation that looks at how the 2011 election results might map onto the 2017 elections under the MMA system, using the new rules which, as stipulated under the constitution, would apply to 350 constituency seats and 150 party list seats.

Upon running the simulation, Hicken found that the pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party would get a diminished share of seats this time relative to the 2011 elections as the ruling junta would want, going from 265 seats (53 percent) to 225 seats (45 percent). But the simulation also found that the other major party, the Democrat Party, would only gain a single seat, going from 159 seats (31.8 percent) to 160 seats (32 percent).

CDC was asked for a simulation on how the new MMA would have affected the 2011 election. His reply was that it would be too difficult since the MMA has never been adopted by any country.

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What, nobody wanted Jatuporn or Nattawut Saikua, Tida or Weng after all the work they have done on behalf of their master.

How crushing for them.

OTOH if I had a vote I would vote for Sudarat too.

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Grotesque woman and a loathsome party. Having said that, a u-turning stylish crooked billionaire is rather suitable to lead them.

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Why not Somchai? The case against him and Pravit's brother being pulled by the NACC which will free him up for the job and Thaksin only trusts family members.

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