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Red shirt-led Udon Thani prefers Thaksin’s daughter for PM: NIDA poll


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

MOST CONSTITUENTS OF UDON Thani, known as the capital of Red Shirt activists, have been found preferring former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s youngest daughter for prime minister, reported the NIDA Poll today (Mar.12).

Out of a total of 1,020 respondents in Udon Thani, 48.24% say they would prefer to see Paetongtarn Shinawatra who is contesting under the Pheu Thai banners become head of a post-election government, according to the latest NIPA Poll.

That compared to 11.96% of the Udon Thani respondents who have opted for Move Forward leader Pita Limjaroenrat, 10.29% who have picked Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha running under the Ruam Thai Sang Chart tickets and 7.55% who has preferred Thai Sang Thai leader Sudarat Keyuraphan for the top post of government.

Meanwhile, the NIDA Poll has found about 61% of the Udon Thani respondents preferring to vote for Pheu Thai electoral contestants running for MP in both party-listed and constituency-based modes, followed by about 14% for those vying under the Move Forward tickets and about 7% for those running under the Ruam Thai Sang Chart banners.

Udon Thani is invariably viewed as one of the largest strongholds of the Pheu Thai which had swept all its MP seats in the 2011 and 2019 general elections, given staunch support from the pro-Thaksin Red Shirt activists in the northeastern province.


Top: Thaksin Shinawatra’s youngest daughter Paetongtarn Shinawatra campaigning in Phitsanulok with Srettha Thavisin, left, and her brother, Panthongtae Shinawatra, right, today, March 12, 0223. Photo: Thai Rath

Front Page: Paetongtarn Shinawatra and Srettha Thavisin at today’s campaign rally. Photo: Matichon

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