In the historic Ubon Ratchathani province, a political underdog emerged victorious as the Peu Thai Rumphalang Party managed to secure not one, but two seats in the recent elections. This small yet ambitious party, which bears a striking resemblance to the well-known Pheu Thai Party in terms of its name and logo, succeeded in toppling long-standing local MPs and capturing the hearts of the constituents.
The triumphant candidates from the Peu Thai Rumphalang Party, in a surprising turn of events, claimed victory in Constituency 3 and Constituency 10 of Ubon Ratchathani province. Phimphakan Phonsamak, a former president of the Ubon Ratchathani’s provincial administrative organization (PAO), amassed a total of 31,218 votes, which translated to 31.35% of all votes in Constituency 3. Her closest rival, Chuwit Phithakphonphanlop, managed to secure only 22,020 votes. Chuwit had previously aligned with the Democrat Party in the 1990s and later represented the Pheu Thai Party in Ubon Ratchathani.
Phimphakan has been a long-time advocate of local communities and was particularly active in supporting them during the pandemic. Her work has earned her a reputation among the people of Ubon Ratchathani as someone who is committed to their welfare.
As for Constituency 10, the Peu Thai Rumphalang Party’s candidate, Somsak Bunprachom, emerged as the clear winner with an impressive 63,127 votes or 64.79%. His opponent from the Pheu Thai Party, Somkhit Chueakhong, trailed far behind with only 19,351 votes. Somsak, a contractor and president of a club in Nam Yuen District in Ubon Ratchathani, has also gained prominence for his tireless efforts in assisting locals during the pandemic.
According to some reports, the astounding 50,000-vote difference between Somsak and Somkhit could be attributed to Somsak’s commitment to connecting with the people in Nam Yuen district. He made a conscious effort to understand their needs and provide the necessary support during these challenging times.
The Peu Thai Rumphalang Party may be a newcomer, founded only on October 25, 2021, but it has already made a significant impact. Wasawat Poungponsri was appointed as the party leader, while Wichai Jitpitaklert took on the role of secretary-general. With its headquarters located in tambon Suthep in Muang district of Chiang Mai, the fledgling party boasts nine executive members and a strong determination to make meaningful strides in Thai politics.
In conclusion, the people of Ubon Ratchathani have made their choice – turning towards the Peu Thai Rumphalang Party and placing their trust in its dedicated candidates. With the party’s commitment to working closely with the local communities and addressing their concerns, it is likely to fuel a renewed sense of hope for a brighter future in the province.