At a news conference held at the party headquarters to announce the five campaign caravans, Move Forward secretary-general Chaithawat Tulathon expressed optimism that his party will secure at least 160 MPs and emerge as the next coalition leader to advocate for reforms in Thailand.
Although the most recent National Institute of Development Administration opinion poll indicated that Move Forward would garner roughly 35% of the vote, Chaithawat claimed that the party’s demonstrations at important locations in Bangkok and in the provinces indicated even greater support.
“The 35% figure of Nida Poll did not clearly reflect what the party has seen during its campaigns at Samyan Mitrtown shopping mall in Bangkok, at rallies in Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, and Udon Thani provinces, and at Bang Saen beach in Chonburi,” Chaithawat added.
“Across the nation, there is a Move Forward fever, which indicates that people want changes.”
Pita Limjaroenrat, the leader of Move Forward, defeated Paetongtarn Shinawatra, the rival of Pheu Thai, in a nationwide survey of 2,500 eligible voters conducted by Nida Poll on May 3.
Move Forward won 35.36% of the vote, making it the second-most popular party for the party-list election, according to the study. It garnered 33.96% of the vote and finished second among the most well-liked parties in the constituency elections.The party would send its leader and core members to visit voters in four crucial regions — the North, South, East, and Northeast — during the final week of the national campaign before the May 14 election, Chaithawat said at the news conference.
He declared that Pita would run the campaign in the South and East while Chaithawat would lead the caravan on the northern campaign trail.
The Move Forward patriarch Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit and the former Future Forward Party secretary-general Piyabutr Saengkanokkul would each lead a campaign trail in the Northeast. After Future Forward was disbanded as a result of a Constitutional Court decision, Move Forward was established.
The five caravans will encounter voters along their route, according to Chaithawat, and all teams will return to Bangkok for the final significant rally on May 12 evening.