Pheu Thai Party
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- Pheu Thai Party
- Thaksin Shinawatra
- corruption convictions
- government of national reconciliation
- lese majeste
- Move Forward party
- Pita Limjaroenrat
Former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra's return to Thailand after 15 years in self-exile has come at a heavy political cost for his affiliated Pheu Thai Party. Their establishment of a "government of national reconciliation" has faced challenges due to their dependence on coalition partners and their loss of popularity among conservative and progressive voters.
In closed-door negotiations, the liberal Move Forward Party and five other parties might struggle for consensus among each other on some issues, including Thailand’s strict lese majeste law.
The real winners are far from clear, but Thailand’s populist, party jumping election is Asia’s vote to watch this year.