Prayut mute on political future, begs for unity 2023

Tuesday, following a meeting of his provisional administration, the departing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha flashes reporters a smile at Government House.

After presiding over a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, outgoing Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remained reticent about his political future in the aftermath of Sunday’s general election.

Reporters inquired whether he would leave politics. With a grin, he stated, “No comment.”

When asked if he would continue the fight and remain with the United Thai Nation Party, he remained silent.

He declined to comment on the possibility of the former opposition party Pheu Thai joining forces with parties in his outgoing government and isolating the party that won the most seats in the House, the Move Forward Party.

Tuesday, after the cabinet meeting at Government House, General Prayut greeted reporters and the public and stated that his government remained on duty and was doing its best pending the formation of a new administration.

He commended the people for their moral support of him and his administration throughout the years.

He commended every voter who exercised their right to vote on Sunday and congratulated every political party that received ballots.

Gen Prayut expressed satisfaction with the formation of the new government.

The prime minister stated, “I am pleased with this and would like all Thais to work together to promote national unity and stability without conflict, and to jointly develop the country.”

“This is for the sake of security, prosperity, and longevity. Gen. Prayut stated, “Adhere to the security of the nation’s vital institutions for the sake of national development and the future of all Thais.”

The United Thai Nation Party, which has nominated him for prime minister, placed fifth in Sunday’s elections with 36 House seats, compared to the Move Forward Party’s 152 and Pheu Thai’s 141.

On Tuesday, thirteen ministers were absent from the cabinet meeting.

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