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Pita Limjaroenrat

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

Thai Constitutional Court Accepts Petition Seeking Dissolution of MFP

By Sebastian Strangio
The opposition Move Forward Party seems almost certain to meet the same fate as its predecessor, Future Forward.

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

Pita Limjaroenrat’s Vision for Thailand

By Richard Yarrow and Saly Sirothphiphat
In an interview, the opposition MP discusses his political future and the way forward for Thailand.
Thai Court Says Move Forward Party Must Stop Trying to Change Royal Defamation Law

Thai Court Says Move Forward Party Must Stop Trying to Change Royal Defamation Law

By Jutarat Skulpichetrat
The Constitutional Court deemed it unconstitutional to advocate a change in the country’s lese majeste law. That is a central plank of Move Forward’s platform.

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

Thai Constitutional Court Clears MFP Leader of Breaching Election Law

By Sebastian Strangio
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of the Move Forward Party, can rejoin Parliament – but more legal challenges loom.

Embattled Chief of Thailand’s Opposition Move Forward Party Steps Down

Embattled Chief of Thailand’s Opposition Move Forward Party Steps Down

By Jintamas Saksornchai
Pita Limjaroenrat has been suspended from his duties as a member of Parliament pending a court ruling on whether he violated election law.

Thailand’s Constitutional Court Rejects Move Forward Petition Challenging Parliamentary Vote

Thailand’s Constitutional Court Rejects Move Forward Petition Challenging Parliamentary Vote

By Sebastian Strangio
The court's decision has paved the way for Parliament to convene on August 22 to select a prime minister.

Thailand’s Move Forward Party Won’t Back Pheu Thai’s PM Bid

Thailand’s Move Forward Party Won’t Back Pheu Thai’s PM Bid

By Sebastian Strangio
The decision will make the party more reliant on the support of the military-backed parties whose dominance it has long opposed.
Thai Political Deadlock to Drag on as Prime Ministerial Vote Delayed – Again

Thai Political Deadlock to Drag on as Prime Ministerial Vote Delayed – Again

By Sebastian Strangio
The vote has been postponed until after the Constitutional Court rules on an appeal by the Move Forward Party against lawmakers’ decision to block its leader from being renominated as prime minister.

Move Forward Leaves Coalition Aiming to Form Thailand’s Next Government

Move Forward Leaves Coalition Aiming to Form Thailand’s Next Government

By Sebastian Strangio
The split has had an air of inevitability, given the conservative opposition to the MFP's progressive policy agenda.

Thai Parliamentary Speaker Indefinitely Postpones Next Prime Ministerial Vote

Thai Parliamentary Speaker Indefinitely Postpones Next Prime Ministerial Vote

By Sebastian Strangio
The two houses of Parliament were due to convene on July 27, but will now await a Constitutional Court ruling questioning the blocked renomination of MFP leader Pita Limjaroenrat.

Move Forward Supporters Gather in Bangkok to Protest Obstructed PM Bid

Move Forward Supporters Gather in Bangkok to Protest Obstructed PM Bid

By Sebastian Strangio
The 1,000-strong demonstration at the capital's busy Asok intersection could be a harbinger of further unrest to come.
Pita’s Prime Ministerial Bid Has Ended. What’s Next For Thai Politics?

Pita’s Prime Ministerial Bid Has Ended. What’s Next For Thai Politics?

By Sebastian Strangio
By obstructing the Move Forward Party from forming the government, conservative forces are courting political crisis.

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