WITH Bangkok’s gubernatorial election having now ended and results expected at 9 p.m. today (May 22), pre-election surveys by three institutions showed former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt leading all of them, Amarin TV said.
The Election Commission had banned the publication of these surveys seven days before the election.
These are the results of the three surveys:
– NIDA (National Institute of Development Administration) poll: Chadchat, 45.13%; former Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, 11.37% and former Move Forward MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn, 9.75%.
– Suan Dusit Poll: 1st place Chadchat, 2nd place former King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang rector Suchatvee Suwansawat, 3rd place Asawin.
– Ban Somdet Poll: Chadchart 16.2%, Asawin 15.1% and Suchatwee 12.3%.
It was revealed at 4.45 p.m. today that ballots were destroyed at three polling stations as follows:
– In Suan Luang district, polling station 25 at 8.15 a.m., a Bangkok resident showed up to vote and did so for the councillor but tore up the ballot for the governor.
– In Khlong Toei district, polling station 74 at 9.40 a.m., a resident showed up to vote and similarly did so for the councillor but tore up the ballot for the governor.
– In Samphanthawong district, polling station 7 at 10 a.m., a resident came to vote and did so for Bangkok governor but tore up the ballot for the councillor.
Top: Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt. Photo: INN News
Home Page: An elderly voter taking some alcohol cleanser after voting. Photo: Matichon