BANGKOK, 7 May 2014, -The Pheu Thai Party has announced its disagreement with the proposal by the Democrat Party Leader, Abhisit Vejjajiva, regarding an exit strategy to the ongoing political tumult. His plan seeking political reform before a national poll, was deemed unconstitutional.
A core member of the Pheu Thai Party, Phokin Pollakun, made the announcement, saying the suggestion is merely the same as the demands made by the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).
Meanwhile, the Center for the Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) has issued its third declaration urging the Election Commission (EC) to hold the general election as planned while imploring the Constitutional Court to maintain its impartiality in accordance with the charter and ethical codes. CAPO Secretary General Tharit Pengdit said political critics, academics, and the Democrat Party Leader, should refrain from causing confusion and creating rifts among the people, or any attempt to cause a political vacuum.
However, the Vice President of the Senate, Surachai Liengboonlertchai, stated he would bring Mr. Abhisit’s suggestions, along with other viable proposals, to the Senate’s attention, taking the view that there is no definite solution to the ongoing political turmoil as yet. He added the implementation of Section 7 of the constitution is just one of many possible ways out, being offered by a group of individuals.