Commoners' Party (Thailand)

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Commoners' Party

พรรคสามัญชน
LeaderKittichai Ngamchaipisit
Founded2 March 2018; 20 months ago (2018-03-02)
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand
IdeologyProgressivism
Social democracy
Liberal democracy
Political positionCentre-left[1]
Colours         Black, red

The Commoners' Party (Thai: พรรคสามัญชน) is a political party in Thailand founded on 2 March 2018 by Kittichai Ngamchaipisit, a university dropout and electrician, and Por Gun Tee, a former Oun YT (Youth Training Center) leader. According to Tee, the main goal of the party is to elect poor people to the parliament. Instead of trying to represent the poor people and their voices, the party aims to let them speak for themselves, which is why it is called the Commoners' Party. The party's symbol is an equal sign (=).

The Commoner Movement was founded by activists in 2012 to protest the government's not caring enough about the poor people of Thailand.[2]

The ideology of the Commoners' Party is Liberal Democracy, and it does not support Prime Minister Prayut.[3] Apart from including poor people and the underprivileged in parliament, the party also advocates for LGBT rights, women's rights, educational reform in the deep south, rights to local natural resources, better universal healthcare, labor rights for both Thai and migrant workers, decentralization and local self-determination.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://prachatai.com/english/node/7328
  2. ^ ธิติ มีแต้ม. "สำรวจพรรคการเมืองสตาร์ทอัพ นับหนึ่งสู่การเลือกตั้ง". the101.world March 8, 2018.
  3. ^ พิชิตศักดิ์ แก่นนาคำ. "ถอดโมเดล 'พรรคสามัญชน' เชื่อม 'ประชาธิปไตยจากฐานราก' เข้าสู่สภา". voicetv.co.th March 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "claiming-rights-domestic-workers-movements-and-global-advances-for-labor-reform;hr". doi:10.1163/2210-7975_hrd-2156-3020. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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