Pita Limjaroenrat, leader and prime ministerial candidate of the Move Forward Party (MFP), has announced the formation of a coalition government comprising six parties with a total of 309 Members of Parliament (MPs).
In Sunday’s (14 May) election, the conservative vote and long-standing patronage politics that have governed the country for a decade were swept away by what is being called the “Orange Wave.” MFP, which has amassed significant popularity in Thailand, emerged as the biggest party with 151 MPs—112 from constituencies and 39 from the party list.
Pita, expressing confidence in his ability to lead the country as prime minister, affirmed his willingness to respect the electoral consensus and vowed to be a leader for all Thai citizens. The coalition government is expected to include MFP, the Pheu Thai Party, the Prachachat Party, the Thai Sang Thai Party, the Thai Liberal Party, and the Fair Party – providing Pita with a strong majority of 309 MPs.
Additionally, Pita emphasized the party’s commitment to fulfilling promises made to the people and assured that the government would be promptly established. He called on Thai citizens to place their trust in MFP. (NNT)