Leader of Dissolved Thai Political Party Warns Other Party They will be Dissolved

The former leader of the dissolved Thai political party Future Forward Party (FFP), Thanakorn Juangroongruangkit, urged members of the Move Forward Party (MFP) to be prepared to join MFP’s successor party because its dissolution “is inevitable.” He also said the MFP leadership should continue to work to support the remaining members in Parliament even when they are banned from politics after the party is dissolved.

Thanakorn made the comments during a meeting he had with MFP sometime last week. The former leader of the MFP, Pita Limjaroenrat, was blocked by Thai senators from becoming Prime Minister after winning the 2023 general elections.

Furthermore, Thailand’s Constitutional Court decided that Pita and the MFP violated the constitution by attempting to change the lese majest law (Article 112) and ruled it was an attempt by the party to destroy the royal family.

On March 12th, the Election Commission (EC) formally asked the court to begin the process to dissolve the MFP due to “allegedly violating an organic law on political parties.” However, the court then informed the EC to review and resubmit the petition within one week due to the first draft’s ambiguity on March 19th.