Democrat Party (Thailand)

Democrat Party (Thailand)

The Democrat Party (Thai: พรรคประชาธิปัตย์, Phak Prachathipat) is a Thai political party. The party, the oldest in Thailand, upholds a conservative liberal and pro-market position.

The Democrat Party won the most seats in parliament in 1948, 1976, and 1992 - however, it has never won an outright parliamentary majority. The party's electoral support bases are Southern Thailand and Bangkok, although election results in Bangkok have fluctuated widely. Since 2004, Democrat candidates won three elections for the governorship of Bangkok.

The Democrat Party's current leader is Abhisit Vejjajiva, incumbent opposition leader.

Read more about Democrat Party (Thailand):  Democrat Prime Ministers

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