Thursday, January 26, 2012

Abhisit's new stand: We go for broke in next election

It wasn't a big story in the local press. But it was nonetheless a very significant political story because Abhisit Vejjajiva, leader the Democrat Party, has for the first time made clear his next political strategy.

He told a party meeting recently that the only way to "detox" the "Thaksin Effect" would be for the Democrat Party to win the next election.

He was quoted as telling his party members in a serious tone: "And if we don't win (the next election), I will not form the next government again. And if we form the next government without winning the elections, I won't accept any position -- and the party should pick a new leader to replace me..."

In other words, Abhisit has declared a "Go-for-Broke" strategy. A tall order. But still a challenge that can't be ignored.

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