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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Bangkok News

Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha mulls quitting politics, says UTN’s deputy

On Monday, Deputy Leader of the United Thai Nation Party, Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, suggested that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may be considering retiring from politics. Although Thanakorn personally believes this to be the case, he has not discussed any future plans with Prayut.

Thanakorn praised Prayut’s dedication to serving the Thai people throughout his career, including his eight years as prime minister, and believes that it may be time for him to step away from the political arena.

The United Thai Nation Party, with Prayut as their prime ministerial candidate, did not win as many parliamentary seats as expected in the recent election, with 23 constituency and 13 party list seats in the House. Despite this, Thanakorn expressed gratitude to those who voted for the party, particularly in southern provinces, and stated that he would follow any decisions made by Prayut, whom he joined the party for.

Thanakorn also wished Prayut happiness in his life, acknowledging that he has made a lasting impact on the Thai people during his time as prime minister.