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Thai GE: Pheu Thai will talk to "pro-democracy party"

Last update: 25/03/2019
BANGKOK, March 25 (Bernama) -- Pheu Thai Party will begin talks with any “pro-democracy party” to form a new coalition government in Thailand.

Pheu Thai prime ministerial candidate Sudarat Keyuraphan said the party hold to its principles to work only with parties that are against military rule in the country.

“The party with the most seats should form a coalition government as we have consensus from the people,” she said at a press conference here today.

Pheu Thai Party, the party linked to ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, is leading with 137 seats out of the 350 constituency seats in the Thai general election conducted on Sunday,

The pro-military Palang Pracharat Party is in second place with 97 seats.

Meanwhile, Future Forward Party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said Pheu Thai approached the party to form a coalition government.

“We agreed on principle to end military rule” he said.

The Sunday polls was to elect 500 members for the House of Representatives, where 350 of them are elected directly through constituency elections. Another 150 will be elected through the party-list representation.


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