The Move Forward Party (MFP), a reformist party that emerged victorious in Thailand’s recent election, announced on Friday that it will support a rival candidate for the position of Prime Minister. This decision came after the MFP’s own leader was prevented from assuming the role due to opposition from the military and pro-royalist establishment.

The MFP, which gained significant support from young and urban voters who were dissatisfied with a decade of Army-backed rule, stated that its main focus is not on obtaining the Prime Ministerial position but rather on restoring civilian government in Thailand. The party aims to work towards bringing democratic governance back to the country.