Mr Chavanond said the election boycott decision was the most decisive ever for the party because all members were aware they would not be able to perform the duty of the people's representatives - a career they all loved.
From now on the party would go ahead with pushing for reforms by travelling to various provinces to hold forums to draw the opinions of the people and compile a "Thailand reform blueprint".
Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva had assigned former Nakhon Si Thammarat MP Chinnaworn Boonyakiat to take this responsibility.
"Although the party is boycotting the election by not fielding a candidate, we will not obstruct it," Mr Chavanond said.
On the United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) leader Jatuporn Prompan's prediction that the boycott would cause more Democrat members to resign, Mr Chavanond said several former government and opposition MPs showed their intention of joining the party on the day it declared the boycott.
"We welcome those who want to join us and will not condemn those who want to leave the party. It will be good for us to see who among the existing politicians wants to extend the life of the Thaksin regime and failed politics," Mr Chavanond said.
Ong-art Klampaiboon, an acting deputy leader, said the Pheu Thai Party, in proposing the setting up of a people's reform council after the election, was only using the word "reform" to win legitimacy and continue with the election in the hope of returning to power and again push for an amnesty bill.