Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra

Thaksin most influential politician, Pita most worthy of sympathy: poll

A majority of people think that convicted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra is the most influential political figure and Pita Limjaroenrat, former leader of the Move Forward Party, politician most deserving of people’s sympathy, an opinion poll has found.

The National Institute of Development Administration poll, or Nida Poll, asked 1,310 respondents nationwide on Feb 27-29 to choose three individuals whom they regard as “influential political figures”.

Prodigal former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra was rated almost twice as influential as current premier Srettha Thavisin.

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