Thailand’s ruling Palang Pracharat party gets new leader

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General Prawit Wongsuwan (on screen), currently one of five deputy prime ministers of Thailand, has replaced Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana as the Palang Pracharat party leader.
General Prawit Wongsuwan (on screen), currently one of five deputy prime ministers of Thailand, has replaced Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana as the Palang Pracharat party leader.

General Prawit Wongsuwan, at 74, has become the official leader of the ruling Palang Pracharat Party, receiving unanimous support at the party’s general meeting yesterday (June 27th).



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General Prawit, currently one of five deputy prime ministers of Thailand, has replaced Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana as the Palang Pracharat party leader. Meanwhile, Anucha Nakasai has replaced Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong as the party’s Secretary-General. The party chose Bunsing Warinrak as the new party registrar and Narumon Pinyosinwat as the new party treasurer.



General Prawit was absent from the meeting but he sent a video clip, thanking the party members and executives for their support. The new party leader announced that he would lead the party to strength and confidence, focusing on serving the public.

The Palang Pracharat Party has decided to change its logo and relocate its head office. The new party leader has the power to choose nine deputy leaders of the party, who are expected to be appointed soon. (NNT)