PM dismisses coalition government suggestion

Motion draws doubts from political parties

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.

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