Thailand’s opposition, Move Forward, named a new leader on Saturday, September 23. This is after Pita Limjaroenrat, who led the party to a great election victory in May, stepped down as the party leader earlier this month.
Chaithawat Tulathon, a former political magazine editor, has now been chosen to lead Move Forward, going forward. The progressive party will lead the opposition after its attempt to form a government was blocked.
Chaithawat, who was previously the party’s secretary-general, calls the move a “temporary restructuring” while Pita clears his name. Pita was suspended from parliament in July, due to allegations of him owning shares in a media company that would make him unfit for office.
According to Chaitawat, Pita will continue on as advisor to the party and he will manage activities outside parliament.