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Abhisit meets Palang Chon leader to lobby for compromise reforms
The Nation

BANGKOK: -- Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajva on Wednesday met with Palang Chon Party leader Sonthaya Khunpluem to lobby for support for his compromise version of political reform.

After the 45-minute meeting, Sonthaya and Abhisit held a joint press conference and Sonthaya said he did not mind if the election were delayed to avert problems.

After meeting the Palang Chon leader, Abhisit said he would next compile the proposals of all parties with whom he has met and draw up a proposal for the public to consider.

Abhisit said details of his proposal would be made public well before May 20, the date on which it is expected that a new royal decree on the election date will be enacted.

He earlier met with leaders of the Chart Thai Pattana Party, Chart Pattana Party and Bhum Jai Thai Party and has told the Election Commission that the electoral system should be reformed before the next election is held.

Abhisit said he would rush to compile the proposals because of the time constraints related to the next election.

He believes details of his proposal should be ready within two days and he would consider whether to hold negotiations with the government and the People's Democratic Reform Committee or not.

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-- The Nation 2014-04-30

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By playing the cards close to he's chest Abhisit is not letting the cat out of the bag, so that the PTP and others can not high jack the agenda, although you would need to tell Khun Suthep that this is happening , as he is still moving on with he's own reform before Elections, so that say's something about the compromise. coffee1.gif

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It's good to see that Abhisit is carrying on. Still looking forward to seeing the proposal. Maybe something can come of it yet.

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By playing the cards close to he's chest Abhisit is not letting the cat out of the bag, so that the PTP and others can not high jack the agenda, although you would need to tell Khun Suthep that this is happening , as he is still moving on with he's own reform before Elections, so that say's something about the compromise. coffee1.gif

yes and by doing it he looks like he is playing games

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By playing the cards close to he's chest Abhisit is not letting the cat out of the bag, so that the PTP and others can not high jack the agenda, although you would need to tell Khun Suthep that this is happening , as he is still moving on with he's own reform before Elections, so that say's something about the compromise. coffee1.gif

yes and by doing it he looks like he is playing games

Oh dear..... hurtful is it?

Nothing at all wrong or even unusual for not publicly announcing a set of compiled reforms in detail when they haven't even been compiled yet.

At least those who matter actually understand that he has only just met and discussed the proposals over the past days and including today and that he needs to bundle it all together before publishing it to the public.

I am sure he sends you his sincerest of apologies... because you really matter to the process.... don't you.

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It is clear that Abhisit is making very strong efforts as he meets and talks to various parties. And it's also clear that any consensus that emerges as a result of such meetings can't be formalized until they've all taken place. But he is finding some consensus. Yingluck needs now to publicly open up to Abhisit, and by that not just offer condescending words of " encouragement " but actually doing something revolutionary like - actually meeting him. Pheu Thai needs to reach out to the Democrats, because they really don't want to go through another election without them. The arrangement reached between Yingluck and the EC today sidesteps the kind of outreach that will need to happen in order for this election to work. When a good half of the country want to see these two parties reach some kind of consensus, it behooves all to pay attention.

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It is clear that Abhisit is making very strong efforts as he meets and talks to various parties. And it's also clear that any consensus that emerges as a result of such meetings can't be formalized until they've all taken place. But he is finding some consensus. Yingluck needs now to publicly open up to Abhisit, and by that not just offer condescending words of " encouragement " but actually doing something revolutionary like - actually meeting him. Pheu Thai needs to reach out to the Democrats, because they really don't want to go through another election without them. The arrangement reached between Yingluck and the EC today sidesteps the kind of outreach that will need to happen in order for this election to work. When a good half of the country want to see these two parties reach some kind of consensus, it behooves all to pay attention.

What about your hero, Suthep? Shouldn't he 'open up to Abhisit' too? You are such a hypocrite!

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It is clear that Abhisit is making very strong efforts as he meets and talks to various parties. And it's also clear that any consensus that emerges as a result of such meetings can't be formalized until they've all taken place. But he is finding some consensus. Yingluck needs now to publicly open up to Abhisit, and by that not just offer condescending words of " encouragement " but actually doing something revolutionary like - actually meeting him. Pheu Thai needs to reach out to the Democrats, because they really don't want to go through another election without them. The arrangement reached between Yingluck and the EC today sidesteps the kind of outreach that will need to happen in order for this election to work. When a good half of the country want to see these two parties reach some kind of consensus, it behooves all to pay attention.

What about your hero, Suthep? Shouldn't he 'open up to Abhisit' too? You are such a hypocrite!

Of course Suthep (or the PDRC/PCAD) need to be open to discussing the proposals. However the PTP and the government should theoretically be more responsible than Suthep. I know that's not the case, however it's reasonable to suppose that and to treat the situation accordingly.

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No doubt the Palaong Chon party would like to see a delay in the election. In 2011 it won 7 House seats largely from its smLL provencial area where it operates. The same might be true for Chart Pattana party that got 7 House seats in 2011 but since has been on the verge of a breakup due to party defections of its House representatives.

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