United Thai People's Party

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United Thai People's Party

พรรคสหประชาไทย
ChairmanThanom Kittikachorn
Secretary-GeneralDawee Chullasapya
Founded24 October 1969
Dissolved19 November 1971
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand

United Thai People's Party (Thai: พรรคสหประชาไทย; RTGSPhak Sahaprachathai) is a political party in Thailand founded on 24 October 1969 was founded by Thanom Kittikachorn and Praphas Charusathien to recruit parliamentary support for their military junta.[1][2][3]

In the Thai general election, 1969 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 (1969-1971)[edit]

  • 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 Kumphu (Committee)
  • Kris Punnagun (Committee)
  • Jaroon Chatiaroon (Committee)
  • Boonchu Chantarubekkha (Committee)
  • Sanga Kittikachorn (Committee)[5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ ประกาศกระทรวงมหาดไทย เรื่อง การเปลี่ยนแปลงรายการจดทะเบียนพรรคการเมือง ราชกิจจานุเบกษา เล่ม 85 ตอน 117 ง หน้า 3407 10 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2511

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