Monday, February 14, 2011

Korbsak's game plan: Popular votes against number of MPs

Korbsak Sabhavasu is PM Abhisit Vejjajiva's close aide who has quit his post as the PM's secretary-general to lead the election campaign.

And if he uses ex-PM Thaksin Shinawatra's name in the campaign to get his Democrat Party elected with a majority in the next polls, don't be surprised.

Asked by Matichon reporters on whether he is confident that his party could defeat Thaksin's Pheau Thai in the upcoming election, Korksak responded:

"Who's going to form the next government depends on who can mobilize more votes in the House. But the general feelings of the people is that if you vote for Pheau Thai, Thaksin may come back. That means problems won't end. That's why I say: Why not vote for the Democrats to end all problems...(laughter)"

Asked whether the party with the highest number of MPs should form the next government, Korsak came up with a new twist:

"Yes, that's the legitimate right. But then, it isn't easy. What if we don't consider the number of MPs in the House? What if we count the popular votes? One MP from a certain constituency might have won the seat with only 30,000 or so votes while another might have got over 100,000 votes? Therefore, the number of MPs voted in from constituencies may not be the real measure of the people's wishes..."

That's an indication of what the Democrat election strategists are using as their platform for returning to power after the election.

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