Fri, 31 Mar 2023

BANGKOK, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Palang Pracharath Party on Friday nominated Prawit Wongsuwan, leader of the party and deputy prime minister of Thailand, as its candidate for prime minister in the upcoming general election.

At the party's general meeting held Friday, Prawit, 77, was chosen as the party's candidate for prime minister in this year's general election.

The party has made all preparations for the upcoming election and is heading towards the goal of leading efforts in forming a new government, Santi Promphat, the party's secretary general, said at the meeting.

Early this month, Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party (United Thai Nation Party), which was founded in March 2021, and was nominated as the party's candidate for prime minister.

According to Thailand's election law, election candidates must have been in a party for at least 90 days from the date of election. If the House of Representatives finishes its term on March 23 as scheduled, the Election Commission will hold the general election within 45 days following the parliament's dissolution.

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