The New Aspiration Party (''Phak Khwam Wang Mai th, พรรคความหวังใหม่'') is a
political party A political party is an organization that coordinates candidates to compete in a country's elections. It is common for the members of a political party to have similar ideas about politics, and parties may promote specific political ideology, ...
Thailand ) , royal_anthem = '' Sansoen Phra Barami''( en, "Glorify His prestige") , image_map = , map_caption = , capital = Bangkok , coordinates = , largest_city = Bangkok , official_languages = Thai language, Thai ''* ...
. The party was established in 1990 by General Chavalit Yongchaiyudh after his retirement as Commander-In-Chief of the Royal Thai Army. This party won the 1996 Thai general election, elections of 1996 and formed a coalition government with Chavalit as List of Prime Ministers of Thailand, Prime Minister. The onset of the Asian Financial Crisis in 1997 diminished the electorate's confidence in the government, and Chavalit was forced to resign. Discredited as a result of the economic crisis, Chavalit formed a coalition with the populism, populist Thai Rak Thai Party led by Thaksin Shinawatra to take part in the 2001 Thailand legislative election, 2001 elections. Shortly after the election, the majority of the New Aspiration Party merged with Thai Rak Thai and Chavalit became the Deputy Prime Minister in Thaksin's cabinet. After the election in 2001, Thaksin Shinawatra of the Thai Rak Thai Party became prime minister. The New Aspiration Party joined his government. In the following year, the party's majority—including leader Chavalit Yongchaiyudh—merged into the Thai Rak Thai Party. Some members disagreed with this decision: Thita Rangsitpol Manitkul joined the Democrat Party (Thailand), Democrat Party instead, Chalerm Yubamrung revived his Mass Party, and Chingchai Mongkoltham decided to continue the New Aspiration Party. In the 2011 Thai general election, legislative elections on July 3, 2011, the party won 0.08% of the popular vote and no seats in the House of Representatives of Thailand, House of Representatives.


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