A Fresh Start for Thailand: Political Parties Celebrate Songkran Day 2023
As Thailand gears up for the highly anticipated 2023 elections, political parties join in the spirit of Songkran Day festivities. Khunying Sudarat Keyurapan, leader of the Thai Sang Thai party, shared her new year wishes in a Facebook video that promised a brighter future for the nation.
Thai Sang Thai’s Pledge for a Prosperous New Year
Sudarat, the sole prime ministerial candidate for Thai Sang Thai, reaffirmed her party’s commitment to bringing prosperity, happiness, and increased job opportunities to the country. Acknowledging the political turmoil of the past 17 years, she positions her party as a welcome alternative to the two opposing factions that have divided Thailand for too long.
With Songkran festivities finally resuming after a hiatus due to Covid-19 restrictions, Sudarat wished all Thais a joyous celebration and health in the coming year.
Pheu Thai Party Shares Songkran Wishes
Not to be outdone, the Pheu Thai party posted a heartfelt Songkran greeting card from their three prime ministerial candidates—Paethongtarn “Ung Ing” Shinawatra, Srettha Thavisin, and Chaikasem Nitisiri. The card’s message expressed optimism for the positive changes the party envisions after a landslide electoral victory.
Pheu Thai’s ambitious goals include forming a single-party government, rewriting the junta-drafted constitution, and dismantling the powers of the junta-appointed Senate.
Palang Pracharath Party Head Extends Songkran Greetings
Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwon also joined in the new year celebration, wishing all citizens happiness, health, and safety as they travel back to their hometowns for Songkran.
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha Embraces Songkran on the Campaign Trail
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is scheduled to partake in Songkran celebrations while touring the country with his United Thai Nation (UTN) Party. The 10-stop journey ahead of the May 14 election showcases Prayut’s commitment to extending his time in power as UTN’s sole PM candidate, following his leadership since the 2014 coup as Army chief.
As Thailand embarks on a new year marked by hope and fresh beginnings, the nation eagerly anticipates the potential changes promised by the 2023 elections. Amidst the joyful spirit of Songkran, political leaders unite in their pursuit of a brighter future for all Thais.