New government ready to announce policies

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Palang Pracharath Party Secretary General, Sonthirat Sonthijirawong.
Palang Pracharath Party Secretary General, Sonthirat Sonthijirawong.

Bangkok – Palang Pracharath Party Secretary General, Sonthirat Sonthijirawong has announced the outcome of a meeting of 19 coalition parties, designed to draft government policies. The policies have been drafted to cover all aspects of life in Thailand, with a focus on solving poverty and reducing inequalities, as well as 4-year policies promoting the country’s sustainability in all respects.

Sonthirat said despite differences in the campaign policies of each party, all the parties have some similar objectives, such as raising farm product pricing to help farmers and promoting short and long-term economic growth. These objectives will be reflected in governing measures which won’t be driven by any one party in particular, but by all parties together, regardless of the prime minister’s power to make a decision.

Sonthirat also reassured supporters that the policies are being based on a realistic national budget allocation, with all policy-making processes under close discussion with the Ministry of Finance, such as the Pracharat Mothers’ campaign requiring a long-term budget, while an increase in the minimum wage to 400 baht a day was an objective of the campaigns of both the coalition parties and the opposition, but the process to achieve this goal will have to be further determined.