PM dismisses coalition government suggestion
Motion draws doubts from political parties
- 12 Sep 2017 at 04:52
- WRITER: POST REPORTERS
Former Democrat leader Bhichai Rattakul (right) discusses with current party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva at the party's meeting in December 2013. (Bangkok Post file photo)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha poured cold water Monday on a proposal by an ex-Democrat leader that political parties form an alliance with the military to set up a national government.
The proposal was floated by Bhichai Rattakul who said the national administration was a means to national reconciliation and admitted it would be controversial.
Under his proposal, the Democrat, Pheu Thai, and Bhumijaithai parties would join hands with the military in forming a government. He suggested Gen Prayut was in a position to initiate talks.