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Urgent! Election Commission has endorsed Chadchart as Bangkok governor

  ON the second consecutive day of considering Bangkok gubernatorial and city council election results the Election Commission today (May 31) endorsed Chadchart Sittipunt as the governor of Bangkok after his landslide victory where he got 1,386,215 votes, Matichon newspaper said. The election body held a video conference via Zoom Cloud to consider the election

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Social media boiling with rage over Chadchart delay

  AFTER THE Election Commission postponed endorsing Chadchart Sittipunt as the governor of Bangkok despite his landslide victory in the gubernatorial election over complaints that his vinyl campaign posters can be converted into bags and aprons the Thai social media boiled with anger with the hashtag #EC what…happened turning into Twitter’s top trend in Thailand,

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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

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Chadchart’s landslide win deals crushing blow to Prayut regime: Academic

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters CHADCHART SITTIPUNT’S landslide victory as Bangkok governor has dealt a crushing blow to the Prayut regime as a whole, according to a noted university academic. The results of Sunday’s gubernatorial and Bangkok Metropolitan council elections have significantly underscored the current situation in which most Bangkokians have no longer relied on

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Analysis: Chadchart, Wiroj remain top favourites for Bangkok governor

  By Out-Crowd FORMER TRANSPORT MINISTER Chadchart Sittipunt and former Move Forward MP Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn have so far appeared as top favourites with relatively good chances of grabbing a victory among all candidates vying in Bangkok’s gubernatorial election scheduled for the upcoming Sunday. The other contestants who will merely come out as also-rans will likely

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Election Commission to pay compensation to misjudged MP with taxpayers’ money: Wissanu

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters THE ELECTION COMMISSION may be finally obliged to pay 64.1 million baht in compensatory damage with taxpayers’ money to an ex-Pheu Thai MP who has been mistakenly accused by the polling agency as a vote buyer, confirmed Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngam today (Apr. 21). The 64.1 million baht compensation

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Gigantic Prawit billboards merely designed as publicity campaign: Chaiwut

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters GIGANTIC ROADSIDE BILLBOARDS portraying Palang Pracharath Party leader Prawit Wongsuwan were merely designed as a publicity campaign for the largest coalition partner and the deputy prime minister, said a deputy party leader today (Apr 10).  Digital Economy & Society Minister/deputy Palang Pracharath leader Chaiwut Thanakhamanusorn said the huge billboards erected

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Some 600,000 first-time voters decisive factor in Bangkok governor election: Academic

SOME 600,000 FIRST-TIME voters of Bangkok could probably become a decisive factor in next month’s gubernatorial election, forecast a university academic today (Apr. 3). According to Chulalongkorn University political scientist Siripan Nogsuan Sawasdee, those first-time voters, all being Bangkok’s Gen X and Gen Y youngsters, would undoubtedly make a decision in an opposite direction to

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Aswin faces being outvoted due to Prayut’s tacit support: MP

By Thai Newsroom Reporters FORMER BANGKOK governor Aswin Kwanmuang could probably be outvoted in the May 22 gubernatorial election only because he is being unknowingly supported by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, albeit in tacit, unsolicited fashion, said a coalition MP today (Apr.2). Democrat MP Panich Vikitsreth posted on his Facebook page to comment that Aswin

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Prayut has tacitly helped Aswin in race for Bangkok governor: Ex-Deputy PM

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters PRIME MINISTER PRAYUT Chan-o-cha has evidently tried to help former Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, albeit in tacit fashion, with the latter’s electoral campaign for the capital city’s top post, alleged a former deputy premier today (Apr.1). During an informal visit to a food market near Government House last Tuesday, Prayut

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Several noted figures running for Bangkok governor

  By Thai Newsroom Reporters SEVERAL PROMINENT persons today (Mar.31) applied to run for Bangkok governor. A gubernatorial election scheduled for May 22 will see Bangkokians in all 50 districts of the capital going to the polls to pick either one of those contestants including: Former Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, former deputy Bangkok governor Sakoltee

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