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Election Commission puts off certifying Chadchart as Bangkok governor


THE ELECTION COMMISSION this afternoon (May 30) postponed certifying Chadchart Sittipunt as the governor of Bangkok after his landslide victory in the gubernatorial  election where he got 1,386,215 votes nor the winners of the city council elections, Matichon newspaper said.

The Election Commission held a meeting to consider announcing the results of Bangkok elections but did not do so because of complaints that Chadchart’s campaign posters could have led to the Bangkok governor election being dishonest and unfair.

 The election body is investigating these complaints and will be holding another meeting tomorrow at 1.30 p.m.

Regarding the winners of the Bangkok council elections in capital’s 50 districts it was decided to release the results of some districts with briefing being prepared to state as to why this is so.

Chadchart later said that he is not worried about being sued while also urging people not to pressure the Election Commission and adding that he is ready to start work immediately upon being certified the winner.

A little later the Election Commission released the names of the city council election winners in 40 out of 50 Bangkok districts.


Chadchart carrying a bag made from one of his election campaign posters and greeting a bus passenger, above, and at a train station, Home Page. Photos: Matichon

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