The Move Forward Party (MFP) has decided to step back from forming a government and will allow the Pheu Thai Party to take charge.
Despite securing the top two positions in terms of MP numbers in the May 14 general election, the MFP faced obstacles from the conservative side and its allies. Move Forward’s main objective is to form a government of the democracy side under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by eight parties. As Pheu Thai is given the opportunity, the next parliament meeting on July 27 will involve nominations for the prime minister from both parties.
Over the past two months, the conservative side utilized various mechanisms to impede Move Forward from setting up a government, citing legal actions and parliamentary regulations. The MFP firmly opposes the use of such tactics and holds a stance against certain political figures. Despite the setback, Move Forward remains committed to its mission of driving out old power cliques and establishing a new government.
On Wednesday (19), the joint sitting of parliament rejected the renomination of Mr. Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party. Legal experts raised concerns about the constitutionality of using certain regulations to reject the election-winner’s renomination.
Earlier, the MFP submitted a proposal to strip military-appointed senators of their power to co-select the prime minister, following Mr. Pita’s unsuccessful bid for the position.