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United Thai People's Party
United Thai People's Party

ChairmanThanom Kittikachorn
Dawee Chullasapya
Founded24 October 1968
Dissolved19 November 1971
HeadquartersBangkok

United Thai People's Party (Thai: ; RTGSPhak Sahaprachathai) is a political party in Thailand founded on 24 October 1968 was founded by Thanom Kittikachorn and Praphas Charusathien to recruit parliamentary support for their military junta.[1][2][3]

In the 1969 Thai general election United Thai People's Party won the most seats in election: 75 of 219 seats. The party was dissolved during the self-coup of Thanom Kittikachorn and Praphas Charusathien in November 1971 that brought a return to unrestricted military dictatorship.

After the October 1973 popular uprising that toppled the Thanom-Praphas regime, some of the more liberal former members of the United Thai People's Party joined the Social Action Party, while former secretary-general Dawee Chullasapya and his deputy Kris Sivara backed the Social Justice Party.[4]

Executive Committee of the United Thai People's Party (1968-1971)

  • Thanom Kittikachorn (Leader)
  • Praphas Charusathien (Vice-Leader)
  • Pote Sarasin (Vice-Leader)
  • Dawee Chullasapya (Secretary-General)
  • Kris Sivara (Vice Secretary-General)
  • Sawang Senanarong (Vice Secretary-General)
  • Pichai Kullavanich (Vice Secretary-General)
  • Serm Vinitchaikul (Committee)
  • Pong Punnagun (Committee)
  • Jitti Navisatean (Committee)
  • Tawee Rangkhum (Committee)
  • Chuchat Kamphu (Committee)
  • Kris Punnagun (Committee)
  • Jaroon Chatiaroon (Committee)
  • Boonchu Chantarubekkha (Committee)
  • Sanga Kittikachorn (Committee)[5]

References

  1. ^ Roger Kershaw (2001). Monarchy in South East Asia: The Faces of Tradition in Transition. Routledge. pp. 71-72.
  2. ^ Michael J. Montesano. Ruth Thomas McVey (ed.). Market Society and the Origins of the New Thai Politics. Money and Power in Provincial Thailand. p. 110.
  3. ^ Clark D. Neher (1979). Constitutionalism and Elections in Thailand. Modern Thai Politics (2nd ed.). Schenkman Publishing. p. 323.
  4. ^ Somporn Sangchai (1979). Clark D. Neher (ed.). Some Observations on the Elections and Coalition Formation in Thailand, 1976. Modern Thai Politics (2nd ed.). Schenkman Publishing. p. 388.
  5. ^ ? 85 117 ? ? 3407 10 ? ?.?. 2511

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