snoop1130 29022 Posted February 3 Share Posted February 3 The latest statement by hardline politician Piyabutr Saengkanokkul provides the clearest evidence that one of Thailand’s newest political parties, which thrives on unorthodoxy and drastic reforms that border on extremism, has reached a soul-searching point probably in record time. The early-arriving dilemma is about what to do with itself. Softening its stance could increase its chance of being in the next government, thus perhaps ensuring survival in a largely-orthodox political environment, but maintaining the radicalness would mean the past few years were not wasted and the “new force” image will not be tainted. The situation is further complicated by unclear signs from voters and the public in general. Elections at rural levels appeared to show declining support for politicians associated with the party or its offshoot, the Progressive Movement, yet the camp did well in last year’s Bangkok City Assembly poll. It’s also hard to tell how much the party benefited from the dissolution of the Thai RaksaChart Party, formed as part of the Pheu Thai Party’s satellite strategy, and the one-ballot system that gave Move Forward a lot of party-list seats. Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/move-forward-at-crossroads-already/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2023-02-03 - Cigna offers a range of visa-compliant plans that meet the minimum requirement of medical treatment, including COVID-19, up to THB 3m. For more information on all expat health insurance plans click here. The most versatile and flexible rental investment and holiday home solution in Thailand - click for more information. 2 Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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