Next-gen politicians offer hope

Next-gen politicians offer hope

Leader and founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Thammasat University law lecturer Piyabutr Saengkanokkul introduced the Anakhot Mai (Future Forward) Party at an event last Thursday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)
Leader and founder Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and Thammasat University law lecturer Piyabutr Saengkanokkul introduced the Anakhot Mai (Future Forward) Party at an event last Thursday. (Photo by Apichart Jinakul)

Thailand today is witnessing the rise of a new breed of younger political aspirants who look to shake up the old-fashioned establishment.

The announcement by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit, the executive of Thai Summit Group, one of Thailand's leading auto-parts makers, that he had formed a party called Anakhot Mai (Future Forward), taps into a global trend.

Most of the founding members of Anakhot Mai party are aged below 40, with 16 of the 26 aged under 30.

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Umesh Pandey

Bangkok Post Editor

Umesh Pandey is Editor, Bangkok Post.

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