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Nearly all major parties draw two-digit numbers


By Thai Newsroom Reporters

NEARLY ALL MAJOR PARTIES today (Apr.4) have drawn two-digit numbers for their nationwide contests in party-listed mode for the May 14 general election.

With the exception of the Bhumjaithai Party headed by Anutin Charnvirakul who drew No.7, the top leaders of all major camps drew two-digit numbers for their respective party during a lot-drawing process at the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration’s headquarters today (Apr.4).

The two-digit numbers drawn up to represent the major contesting parties include:

-No.14 for the Chart Pattana Kla Party headed by Korn Chatikavanij;

-No.18 for the Chart Thai Pattana Party headed by Varawut Silpa-archa;

-No. 22 for the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party under whose tickets caretaker prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha is contesting to retain power without putting himself among others on the list of the ultra-conservative party;

-No. 25 for the Thai Liberal Party headed by Seripisut Temiyavej;

-No. 26 for the Democrat Party headed by Jurin Laksanavisit;

-No. 29 for the Pheu Thai Party under whose tickets a trio of partisan candidates are running for prime minister, including Paetongtarn Shinawatra, daughter of de facto party boss/deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, and Settha Taweesin;

-No. 31 for the Move Forward Party under whose banners Pita Limjaroenrat is running as sole partisan contestant for prime minister;

-No. 32 for the Thai Sang Thai Party headed by Sudarat Keyurapan;

-No. 37 for the Palang Pracharath Party under whose banners Prawit Wongsuwan is running as sole partisan contender for prime minister.

Nevertheless, none of the major parties’ leadership has expressed concern over their two-digit number which might possibly confuse voters more than single-digit ones whilst some concluded that those who are going to the polls on May 14 would rather care more for the name and logo of the chosen party than the numbers shown on their ballots.


Top: Caretaker prime minister Prayut Chan-o-cha shows the number 22 with both his hands after Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party got this numeral at the lot-drawing today, April 4, 2023. Photo: Thai Rath

Insert: Pheu Thai Party team are in a joyful mood after drawing the number 29 this morning.

Front Page: Bhumjaithai Party leader Anutin Charnvirakul displays seven with his hand which is what his party picked today. Photo: Matichon

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