With an emphasis on reviving the economy and garnering support thanks to his celebrity status and TikTok presence, Pita Limjaroenrat, a Harvard and MIT graduate and the leader of the Move Forward party, is in line to become Thailand’s next prime minister.
Pita Limjaroenrat, a 42-year-old Harvard and MIT graduate, is the favored candidate to become Thailand’s next prime minister. He is the leader of the Move Forward party, one of the country’s liberal opposition parties. Pita has gained celebrity status in Thailand, particularly among young people, with millions of views and support on TikTok. His platform focuses on reviving Thailand’s economy by demilitarizing, demonopolizing, and decentralizing. Pita’s background includes working in consulting, operations, and serving as the executive director of Grab Thailand. He comes from a prominent family in politics and business. Pita was previously married to a TV actress and is now a single father raising their daughter. The election results will be certified by Thailand’s Electoral Commission within 60 days.