Coalition leaders did not discuss House dissolution

Coalition leaders did not discuss House dissolution

Leaders of coalition parties discuss effects of Russia-Ukraine conflict

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, centre, has dinner with key figures of coalition parties at Rajpruek Club in Bangkok on Tuesday night. (Photo supplied)
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, centre, has dinner with key figures of coalition parties at Rajpruek Club in Bangkok on Tuesday night. (Photo supplied)

Key coalition figures did not discuss the possibility of a House dissolution but considered the impacts of the Russia-Ukraine conflict during a dinner on Tuesday night, Democrat Party leader Jurin Laksanawsit said on Wednesday.

Referring to the dinner at Rajpruek Club in Bangkok, Mr Jurin said at his party's headquarters that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha invited leaders of coalition parties to discuss the Russia-Ukraine situation and its effects on the economy.

"It was an in-depth talk in an informal atmosphere in addition to discussions in cabinet meetings," said Mr Jurin, who is a deputy prime minister and commerce minister.

He insisted that the coalition leaders did not talk about the possibility of dissolving the House of Representatives.  

"Whether the House will be dissolved or not would be a matter of the future and no one can give an answer in advance. The prime minister did not raise the issue," said the Democrat leader.

As a coalition partner, the Democrat Party would do its best to ensure the government’s stability, he said.

Key figures at Tuesday's dinner included Gen Prayut, Democrat leader Jurin, ruling Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwon, Interior Minister Anupong Paojinda and Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul.


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