Mass Party

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Not to be confused with the Mass Party of the 1980s and 1990s.

The Mass Party was a political party of Thailand's People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD). Its main goal was campaigning against Thaksinomics.

Origins[edit]

In May 2006, PAD leaders established the Mass Party. Somkiat Pongpaibun, party co-founder, claimed that "Our objective is to campaign against Thaksinomics." The mass party arose historically in opposition to the established élite or caucus-party system of the 18th to 19th centuries, representing the antithesis of the caucus party. The party unconventionally planned not to field MP candidates for the first five years, with Somkiat claiming that "If we field MP candidates, we will be trapped in vicious circles of money politics." Other party co-founders included the former Palang Dharma Party leader, Chaiwat Sinsuwong, and the Campaign for Popular Democracy's, Pipop Thongchai.[1] In 2009 PAD formed a new party called New Politics Party

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Nation, "New parties sprouting already", 17 May 2006