Pheu Thai-led coalition creates only strong opposition, not government - at least not yet

Pheu Thai's Prime Minister candidate Sudarat Keyuraphan at a press conference on their intention to form the government, on March 27, 2019.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

BANGKOK - Pheu Thai Party's unmasking of its six coalition partners on Wednesday (March 27) is just the first act in a prolonged political drama that Thailand is about to see.

The seven parties - which include Pheu Thai splinter Pheu Chart, youthful upstart Future Forward, and fiercely independent smaller ones like Seri Ruam Thai - have bagged at least 255 out of the 500 Lower House seats, by their own count.

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