Democrat still confident in Abhisit


BANGKOK, 4 July 2011  – The ruling Democrat Party is still confident in Mr Abhisit Vejjajiva who has just resigned from the party leader post; however, it will depend on party members if he will be reappointed the party leader once again. 

Democrat Party Spokesperson Medical Doctor Buranaj Smutharaks stated that party executives would actually quit with Mr Abhisit upon the election result to show their political responsibility, but the resignation of Mr Abhisit had automatically removed party executives from their posts.

The spokesperson elaborated that Mr Abhisit would be the acting leader for the time being until the party held a meeting to appoint a new party leader and new executive team within 90 days; nonetheless, the meeting date has not yet been scheduled.

Medical Doctor Buranaj noted that his party still had trust in Mr Abhisit from his past performances as the party leader while the question whether he would be reappointed the party leader or not in the next election had not yet been discussed.

The spokesperson also confirmed that the Democrat Party would proceed with its duties as it had been given trusts from supporters.

Meanwhile, Democrat key member and former Bangkok Governor Apirak Kosayodhin, one of the potential new party leader, refused to answer the media about his stance if he was to be nominated the new party leader. He said this issue depended on party executives.