, both the existing government coalition and the oppositionparties tried to form a new governing coalition. In fact, for several days it
was not clear which group of parties would form the next government.
Indeed, two competing coalitions even held separate news conferences within
hours of each other suggesting that they would form the next government.
Eventually, it was Chuan Leekpai’s Democrat Party that formed the
government. However, Chuan required the support of ﬁve other political
parties to form his coalition government – which took ofﬁce on November
15 with a