Political party in Thailand
The Thai Raksa Chart Party ( Thai : พรรคไทยรักษาชาติ, RTGS : Phak Thai Raksa Chat, pronounced [ pʰák tʰāj rák.sǎː t͡ɕʰâːt ] ), officially known in English as the Thai Save the Nation Party, [ 2 ] was a Thai political party established in 2009 as minor party under the name Rath Thai Party. [ 3 ]

history [edit ]

The party underwent a serial of name changes throughout its being, renaming itself to Thai Ruamphalang Party in 2010 before adopting its current name per the decision of the party ‘s assembly at its convention in 2018. It had been observed [ by whom? ] that the party serves as a “ backup party ” for Pheu Thai Party, as several former Pheu Thai MPs and ministers had confirmed to join the party for the 2019 Thai general election. The party ‘s inauguration convention was held on 7 November 2018 at the Rama Gardens Hotel in Bangkok. The party debuted its new name and logo design like to the Pheu Thai Party ‘s logo, but with the “ ท ” letter featuring a circle in stead of a triangulum at the upper forget. First Lieutenant Preechapol Phongpanich and Mr. Mitti Tiyapairat were elected to become the party ‘s leader and secretary-general respectively. [ 4 ]

dissolution [edit ]

On 8 February 2019, the party announced the nominating speech of Princess Ubolratana as its sole candidate for prime minister in the approaching election. This unprecedented motion was widely regarded as a “ surprise ” and a “ political earthquake ” as it marked the first fourth dimension that a member of the Thai royal class would become a campaigner in electoral politics. [ 5 ] [ 6 ]

however, King Vajiralongkorn issued a statement on the same day, prohibiting Princess Ubolratana from entering politics, stating that despite relinquishing her official status as royalty to marry a United States citizen in the by, she hush has maintained close ties with the Royal Family and worked under the name of the monarchy, and it is against custom, norms and culture to bring members of the Royal Family into politics. [ 7 ] [ 8 ] [ 9 ]

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On 13 February 2019, Election Commission of Thailand submitted the request to the Constitutional Court for considering dissolving of the party for bringing members of the Royal Family into politics. The party was then dissolved with immediate impression on 7 March 2019 by the club of the Constitutional Court and its leaders banned from politics for a decade, citing accustomed police. [ 10 ] [ 11 ] [ 12 ]

Executive committee [edit ]

Name Position
FL Preechapol Phongpanich Party leader
Ruepob Shinawatra Deputy leader
Sunee Luengwichit Deputy leader
Prutthichai Wiriyaroj Deputy leader
Pongsak Phusitsakul Deputy leader
Mitti Tiyapairat Secretary-General
Ton Na Ranong Deputy Secretary-General
Vim Rungwattanachinda Deputy Secretary-General
Khanapoj Jomrit Deputy Secretary-General
Pongkasem Satayaprasert Spokesperson
Chayika Wongnabhachan Registrar
Wassamol Pengdith Treasurer
Rungreung Pittayasiri Executive Committee
Junlapong Nonsrichai Executive Committee

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