Distinguished party-list MP for Pheu Thai, Songkram Kitlertpairoj, emphasized unequivocally that his party, together with its seven partners from the “pro-democracy” alliance, are leaving no stone unturned in their struggle to inaugurate Thailand’s 30th prime minister by the end of August.
“We are committed to propelling our country forward, breaking the nine-year-long cycle of stagnation”, declared Kitlertpairoj. “We anticipate that the newly formed administration will gain the respect and trust of the international community, ensuring a positive impact on Thailand’s trade and investment prospects”, he added.
The veteran politician also stated with resolve that all the individual policy pledges avowed by the eight allied parties during the fiery build-up to the bustling May 14 general election would be diligently carried out. These will seek to enhance the living conditions of the Thai people and serve as a catalyst towards the country’s overall progression.
Kitlertpairoj expressed his wholehearted faith in Pheu Thai’s commitment to realizing its economic plan, which proposes a cash injection of 10,000 baht in “digital money” to every Thai citizen aged 16 and over; a determined march towards the revitalization of the economy.
“Make no mistake about it, the forthcoming democratic government will most definitely steer the Thai people away from the long-standing poverty that has been rife under the tenure of the Prayut regime” he said, making a pointed reference towards Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s administration.
In an interesting turn of events, Pheu Thai has emerged in pole position, wresting the lead from initial election victor the Move Forward Party, in the race to form a new coalition government. This comes on the heels of a disappointing setback for Move Forward’s helmsman, Pita Limjaroenrat. The sole PM candidate from the party was unable to rally sufficient backing from Parliament to clinch the prime minister’s post, paving the way for Pheu Thai’s ascendancy.