Phalang Chon Party

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Phalang Chon Party
Chairperson Chao Maneewong
Chief Adviser Sontaya Kunplome
Founded 2011
Ideology Populism
Colors Light blue [1]
Website
http://www.phalangchon.or.th/
Politics of Thailand
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Elections

The Phalang Chon Party (Thai: พรรคพลังชล, Phak Phalang Chon) is a political party in Thailand. It was founded in 2011. The party's key figure is its "chief adviser" Sontaya Kunplome, former minister of tourism under Thaksin Shinawatra, who left the Bhumjaithai Party in 2011 to found the Phalang Chon Party. Formally, the party is chaired by Chao Maneewong. In the 2011 general election, the party won seven seats: one party-list seat and six constituencies. All of the seats won, represent Chonburi Province, Sontaya's home province and Phalang Chon's only stronghold. After the elections, the Phalang Chon Party agreed to participate in a five-party coalition government, dominated by the Pheu Thai Party and led by Yingluck Shinawatra.[2] Sontaya's wife Sukumol Kunplome was given the post of culture minister in Yingluck's cabinet[3]

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  1. ^ http://www.phalangchon.or.th/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59&Itemid=61
  2. ^ "Yingluck begins coalition talks", Bangkok Post, 4 July 2011, retrieved 15 July 2011 
  3. ^ http://www.malaysiandigest.com/component/content/article/37-world/28949-no-red-shirts-leaders-in-yinglucks-cabinet.html