Deputy leader of the United Thai Nation (UTN) Party, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, extended his gratitude to the party’s supporters for their votes in the recent election. Speaking at Government House on Monday, after the election results were announced, Thanakorn expressed his appreciation for every vote cast in favor of the party and its candidates, particularly those from Nakhon Si Thammarat, his hometown.
“UTN MPs from the South have managed to achieve their goals, and I would like to thank the voters in Nakhon Si Thammarat for making that possible,” said Thanakorn. He acknowledged that losing an election is a normal occurrence and congratulated the parties that secured more votes than UTN.
Regarding the formation of the next government, Thanakorn remarked, “We’ll have to wait and see what the next cabinet will look like.” He informed that UTN’s leaders had convened to discuss the election outcome and that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had advised him to let the election winners take the lead in forming the next government.
Prime Minister Prayut also instructed Thanakorn to do his best to oversee the caretaker government, which has three months left before the new government is inaugurated. On the subject of the possibility of creating a minority government, Thanakorn admitted that the situation appears uncertain, although he is prepared to assume a seat on the opposition bench.
Thanakorn praised General Prayut’s political accomplishments over the past eight years, asserting that his uncorrupted political performance was enough to solidify his legacy. “I believe that his untarnished political endeavors over the past eight years would be sufficient for him to remain in people’s memories,” he concluded.