Pheu Thai Party
26 Dec 2023
Take a look back at the 14 May 2023 general election, now seen as a watershed event in Thai politics after the Move Forward party came out top of the poll and Pheu Thai polled second for the first time in its history. Many academics said that structural changes and and demands for a welfare state has become the new political normal. Meanwhile young working class voters no longer believe in the old political elite network, instead looking to politicians who offer inclusive policies that can provide them with long-term security.
27 Oct 2023
Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the youngest daughter of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, has been elected as the new leader of the Pheu Thai Party.
13 Oct 2023
While many young activists decided to run with the Move Forward Party in the 2023 general election, several others shifted their support towards the Pheu Thai Party, despite its policies not matching up with demands made by pro-democracy protesters since 2020. From doubts about Move Forward’s support of popular movements to lack of organization and patriarchy among the party’s ranks, three young activists open up on why they changed their minds.
12 Oct 2023
The Move Forward Party emerged top of the poll in the 2023 election, winning in provinces that were once Pheu Thai strongholds. What made Pheu Thai supporters shift their allegiances? Three Red Shirt protesters tell us about why they now vote Move Forward.
25 Aug 2023
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR) issued a statement today (25 August) welcoming the appointment of Srettha Thavisin as Thailand's new Prime Minister and urging the new government to fulfill promise of change and pave the way for genuine democracy that respects rights of all.
22 Aug 2023
Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister who returned from self-exile, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for convictions in 3 cases passed on him in absentia.
21 Aug 2023
Tussanee Buranupakorn, a former Pheu Thai MP, announced her resignation from the party after Pheu Thai declared that Phalang Pracharath and United Thai Nations, two parties led by leaders of the 2014 coup, have joined the new government coalition.
18 Aug 2023
The United Thai Nation Party (UTN), Prayut Cha-o-cha’s former party, has announced its readiness to join a Pheu Thai-led government.
9 Aug 2023
Several groups of red-shirt taxi drivers protested at the Pheu Thai Party headquarters, expressing disagreement after the Bhumjaithai Party joined the Pheu Thai-led coalition.
24 Jul 2023
The Pheu Thai Party (PTP), the party now tasked with forming a government, has commenced negotiations with other parties after the previous coalition found itself in a deadlock following a perplexing defeat during the second nomination of Move Forward Party (MFP) leader Pita Limcharoenrat for Prime Minister on July 19, when parliament voted to block individuals from being nominated more than once.
21 Jul 2023
The next PM nomination will still face challenges if Section 112 is a factor, making it difficult to gain support, Srettha Thavisin has said, stating that Pheu Thai remains uncertain whether it will propose a PM candidate.
7 Jul 2023
Pheu Thai leader Chonlanan Srikaew confirmed that the Amnesty Bill referred to in the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Move Forward Party (MFP) and Pheu Thai Party (PTP) on July 3, focuses only on cases related to political expression, assembly, and protest, and does not include cases under Article 112 or Thaksin's cases