Democrats defer electing new party leader

Democrat Party key members attend a meeting to map out the party’s communication strategy at the party’s headquarters on March 27. (Photo: Apichart Jinakul)

The Democrat Party has deferred electing its new leader and board members until after the Election Commission (EC) finishes certifying the party’s 24 elected MPs, said acting party spokesman Ramet Rattanachaweng on Wednesday

The selection of the party’s new leader to replace Jurin Laksanawisit will be organised after the EC certifies the party’s MPs — which shouldn’t be later than July 13, he said.

Mr Jurin announced he was stepping down following the unofficial results of the May 14 election, in which the country’s oldest running party won fewer-than-expected House…

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