Support for Thailand’s prime minister is slipping, an opinion poll shows, as the country prepares to dissolve parliament ahead of elections.
Thai PM loses ground to main rival as election looms
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is falling further behind his main election rival, the daughter of popular billionaire Thaksin Shinawatra, a new opinion poll shows, as the nation awaits the dissolution of parliament ahead of elections.
Paetongtarn Shinawatra’s support jumped 10 points to 38.2 per cent in a survey conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) published at the weekend, while Prayut trailed in third place with 15.65 per cent.
Opposition politician Pita Limjaroenrat, who heads the Move Forward party, received support from 15.75 per cent of respondents.
Thailand is expected to hold an election in May, which will continue a long-running political battle between the Shinawatra family and the conservative pro-military establishment.