Concerns Over Democrat Party’s Popularity
The Democrat Party’s declining approval rating has left its patriarch, Chuan Leekpai, feeling uneasy. During a rally at Constituency 3 in Krabi, a southern province of Thailand, Chuan expressed his worry over the party’s dwindling popularity as it falls behind in opinion polls. Chuan is expected to help regain support in the southern region, the party’s traditional stronghold. Despite his concerns, he remains optimistic that the Democrats will secure more party-list seats in the May 14 polls. The former Democrat leader also voiced unease about widespread vote-buying before election day and urged voters to choose politicians with clean records.
Democrat Party’s Policies
Chuan detailed the party’s plans, which include a school milk project, education loans, and farmer income guarantees. Additionally, they hope to implement several other programs to win voter support.
Pheu Thai’s Candidate Visits Hua Hin
Srettha Thavisin, prime ministerial candidate for the Pheu Thai Party, visited a barbecue pork stall at a market in Hua Hin during his campaign in Prachuap Khiri Khan. The property tycoon was warmly received by the shop owner, a longtime customer, who extended his best wishes for the general election. Pheu Thai supporters gifted Srettha flowers and praised the party for initiating the universal healthcare scheme.
Bhumjaithai Party’s Health and Housing Pledge
Bhumjaithai Party candidate, Pada Worakanont, running for a seat in Constituency 6 in Bangkok, has vowed to address health, environment, and sanitation problems that beset residents of state-run housing units. Pada discussed her plans to push for policies that would improve residents’ living conditions, including access to first-aid kits, clean water, and better garbage management.
Prime Minister Prayut’s Merit-Making Tour
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha led key United Thai Nation (UTN) Party members on a merit-making tour in Bangkok’s Thon Buri area. As they visited temples across the area, Prayut asked the temple visitors to support the UTN candidate in the constituency and the party as a whole. The UTN delegation then continued its tour canvassing support from the public and neighboring markets.