Suthep: Government ready for house dissolution, election

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BANGKOK, 21 March 2011 (NNT) – Deputy Prime Minister for Security Affairs Suthep Thaugsuban has ensured the government’s readiness to dissolve the House while expressing confidence that his Democrat Party will gain more seats in the South. 

Talking to the press, the deputy prime minister also confirmed that there would be no coup d’état before the election because the military had reaffirmed they did not want to get involved in national politics.

Mr Suthep, also the Democrat Party’s secretary-general, voiced his confidence that his party would be able to maintain its strongholds in the South and would win more seats in other regions despite candidacy of new political parties such as Matubhum Party of General Sonthi Boonyaratglin.

The secretary-general then welcomed the newly established Pracha Santi Party of former Deputy Prime Minister Police Captain Purachai Piumsombun to the upcoming general election.

Mr Suthep however expressed his belief that the persons who would finally contend for the prime minister’s post will come from either his Democrat Party or Pheu Thai Party.