Former finance minister Korn Chatikavanij has publicly announced his resignation as leader of the Chartpattanakla Party on Sunday. In a Facebook post, Korn stated he had met with party chairman Suwat Liptapanlop last week to inform him of his decision. He expressed his gratitude to those who voted for the party and pledged his continuing support for the policies they had proposed.
In the May 14 general election, the Chartpattanakla Party secured two House seats. Throughout his 18-year political career, Korn has been dedicated to serving the people and the nation he loves. He took the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported his political pursuits over the years.
Korn encouraged politicians, particularly those who have just started their work in parliament, to work as a collaborative force and maintain positive contributions in society. “Do not be overly obsessed with your desire for victory and acclaim,” he wrote on his Facebook post. “I will send moral support.”
Korn rose to the position of Chartpattanakla Party leader in October last year, only a month after joining the party. Following the general election on May 14, the Move Forward Party, which won the election, decided against including the Chartpattanakla Party in its coalition movement.
From December 20, 2008, to August 9, 2011, Korn served as finance minister under the Democrat-led government with Abhisit Vejjajiva as prime minister. In January 2020, he resigned as a Democrat Party member and subsequently founded the Kla Party, naming himself as the leader. He later joined the Chartpattana Party, which eventually became Chartpattanakla.
In a gesture of appreciation, Korn shared photos of himself wearing a garland alongside fellow party members as they arrived for list-candidacy registration at City Hall in Bangkok’s Din Daeng district on April 4. As he steps down from his leadership role, Korn plans to go on a family vacation to relax and enjoy some quality time.