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  • THAILAND

    Korn an appealing face to young voters

    News, Published on 25/01/2020

    » The Democrat Party has lost one of its most reputable assets -- former finance minister and long-time member Korn Chatikavanij -- and it looks like he has jumped ship at the most opportune time.

  • OPINION

    Korn's Democrat exit could let him shine

    News, Chairith Yonpiam, Published on 18/01/2020

    » The surprise departure of Korn Chatikavanij from the Democrats deals a heavy blow to the oldest political party which was already struggling in an unfavourable political atmosphere. The bold move, however, gives the prominent politician a new opportunity with speculation rife he is about to found a new party. Political observers also foresee the possibility of Mr Korn becoming a new choice for PM in the next election.

  • THAILAND

    FFP goes into battle as share fight rekindles

    News, Published on 11/05/2019

    » The shareholding wrangles which are upsetting the prospects of a political high-flyer are back in the spotlight after last week's brief respite afforded by His Majesty the King's coronation.

  • THAILAND

    Dems cagey ahead of PM vote

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 01/06/2019

    » Pressure is mounting on the Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP) and the Democrats to thrash out their differences and finalise a deal over the formation of a coalition government ahead of the prime ministerial vote in parliament scheduled for Wednesday.

  • THAILAND

    Dems, Bhumjaithai form pact

    News, Published on 17/05/2019

    » The Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties have agreed to pair up as "a political duo" to use their combined number of 103 MPs as a way of increasing leverage to bargain for cabinet seats, a source said.

  • OPINION

    New party shows hints of cracks

    News, Published on 17/11/2018

    » The Future Forward Party (FFP) is facing stiff competition even from the ranks of parties considered to be its allies, and the reported undercurrent being whipped up within the FFP is not helping the situation.

  • THAILAND

    Democrats adopt primary vote in leadership race

    News, Nattaya Chetchotiros, Published on 10/09/2018

    » A primary voting system intended to give the public more active engagement in politics will be adopted by the Democrat Party to decide its next leader, which could set the tone for other parties under a charter designed to prevent a power monopoly by a single owner.

  • THAILAND

    Highlights of the week

    Veera Prateepchaikul, Published on 17/08/2012

    » The power struggle in the Senate ended with the elected members putting their candidate in the speaker's seat, while in the House the government was grilled by the Democrats over a lack of transparency and corruption in the spending of funds for mega-projects such as the rice pledging scheme and flood rehabilitation programme, and in the far South the violence continued unabated.

  • THAILAND

    Democrats set course for losing fight

    Published on 18/09/2013

    » The Democrat Party promises a tough onslaught on Thursday when the House resumes debate on the government's two trillion baht borrowing bill - but they lack the numbers to really make any difference.

  • ADVANCED NEWS

    Guns or doctors?

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 06/06/2011

    » Thailand suffers from a doctor shortage but not a shortage of soldiers. Military spending eats up money for health care.

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