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Dems to try again after leadership selection farce

Democrat Party executives are meeting today to schedule another date on which to elect a new leader after their first attempt collapsed on Sunday.

Acting party leader Jurin Laksanawi­sit said the executive board is due to decide on the date to select his successor today.

The meeting will also discuss whether to waive certain party regulations to allow for a fresh selection of new executives and party leader.

Mr Jurin declined to speculate when the new meeting will take place after the attempt on Sunday was adjourned due to the lack of a quorum.

It was reported that the room was fraught with conflict between two camps vying for party leadership. One side is said to support former leader Abhisit Vejjajiva’s return, while the other, reportedly backed by acting party secretary-general Chalermchai Sri-on, manoeuvres to have younger members run the party.

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