Opposition Says ‘Buddhist Party’ Move to Prayuth Unconstitutional

26.08.2019 - 02:56

BANGKOK — A pledge by an MP to dissolve his own party and transfer the votes he received at the poll to the government coalition was met with doubts and criticism on Friday. Paiboon Nititawan, whose pro-Buddhism rhetoric raised eyebrows during the election campaign, said he will not only move to Phalang Pracharath Party, but also take the 45,000 votes with him to boost its numbers. An election regulator said the move must undergo legal review first, whereas the opposition said such action is downright unconstitutional.

(Politics, Thailand)

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