Democrat to consider re-entering race for next election


BANGKOK, 28 March 2014  The Democrat Party is expected to finalize its decision on whether to contest the new election, at its annual general assembly tomorrow.

According to Former Democrat MP Atthawit Suwanpakdi, the party will be at risk of being dissolved if it decides to boycott another general election. He noted that the party is carefully taking its time to consider the impact of their decision as the Election Commission is set to announce the date of the new election soon.

Democrat party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva, who earlier broke his collarbone, is also expected to attend the assembly.

Critics have said that it is likely the party will decide to steer clear of the election again, given that it could lose support from voters backing the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC).

Atthawit expressed his belief that the current Yingluck Shinawatra administration will not likely survive the impeachment process launched by the National Anti-Corruption Commission during the next 3 months. He expects that national reforms will be kick-started prior to another