North MPs support Yaowapa
- Published: 19 Mar 2013 at 16.56
- Online news:
Pheu Thai MPs from the North have agreed to support Yaowapa Wongsawat as the party's candidate in the April by-election in Chiang Mai's constituency 3, Laddawal Wongsri-wong said on Tuesday.
The by-election, set for April 21, was necessitated by the resignation of Pheu Thai MP Kasem Nimmonrat.
Ms Laddawal, a former executive of the dissolved Thai Rak Thai party and founder of the Voice of Women group, said the party MPs held a meeting today to discuss who should be the candidate.
They overwhelmingly agreed that Ms Yaowapa, a younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra and wife of former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, should be the party's choice.
The party, however, had not decided on this matter.
Ms Laddawal said that on April 2, the first day of candidacy registration, a large number of northern MPs and members of the Voice of Women, would turned up to show support for Ms Yaowapa.
"I personally consider Khun Yaowapa a person with strong leadership ability who can help Pheu Thai work well with other political parties and boost the morale of northern MPs," she said.