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Voters go to polls in Nakhon Pathom by-election

 

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Voters are going to the polls today (Wednesday) in Nakhon Pathom’s Constituency 5 by-election, in what is billed as a popularity contest between the Government and Opposition.

 

Three candidates are contesting a seat vacated by Mrs. Jumpit Chantharakachorn of the Future Forward party, who resigned due to illness caused by a road accident.  The candidates are Surachai Anutthato of the Democrat party, veteran politician Padermchai Sasomsap of Chart Thai Pattana party and Future Forward party’s Pairatchote Chantharakachorn, Mrs. Jumpit’s husband.

 

Mrs. Jumpit received over 30,000 votes in the March 24th general election, beating the runner-up by more than 10,000.

 

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has been actively campaigning for his candidate, whom he is confident will win, hoping that such a win will create a domino effect that will put the Opposition into the Government House.

 

There are 143,221 eligible voters in Constituency 5 and 193 polling units. 109,038 voters actually voted in the general election, with 4,770 votes declared invalid.

 

The provincial election director, Ms. Boonruen Thaiwattanatham, said this morning that the voting at most polling units was going smoothly, with the exception of some units where five complaints of poll irregularities have, so far, been lodged with election officials.

 

She said she expects 70% of eligible voters at most to cast their ballots, compared to 76% in the March 24th election.

 

All polling units are due to close at 5pm and she anticipates initial polling results to be available around midnight.

 

It is reported that Thanathorn will observe the count at Wat Tha Pood School in Tambon Rai Khing, Sam Phran district, at 5pm today.

 

Source: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/voters-go-to-polls-in-nakhon-pathom-by-election/

 

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-- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-10-23

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As much as I like this FF guy and like most Thais would like to see him in Govt House it won't be votes that will get him there it will take a miracle, he seems to be fairly intelligent but it's as if he doesn't know what's going on in Thailand.

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12 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

All polling units are due to close at 5pm and she anticipates initial polling results to be available around midnight.

Wonder if they will be 'seasonally adjusted' somewhere between ? 

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Wonder if they will be 'seasonally adjusted' somewhere between ? 

I wonder whether the army 'advisers' will be present!! 5555👨‍✈️👨‍✈️👨‍✈️

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2 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

Wonder if they will be 'seasonally adjusted' somewhere between ? 

 

8 minutes ago, DPKANKAN said:

I wonder whether the army 'advisers' will be present!! 5555👨‍✈️👨‍✈️👨‍✈️

Yes and yes.

 

has anyone heard the result?

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I hope voters remember that the Democrats deserted their supporters after the last election and joined the Palang Pracherat Party to support the PM and vote for him as Prime Minister. They in turn were handsomely rewarded by the PM with ministries and prime positions at the trough. 

Political integrity cannot compete with greed in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, JAG said:

 

Yes and yes.

 

has anyone heard the result?

Mr Padermchai [Chart Thai Pattana]received 37,675 votes,

Mr Pairatchote [FFP]had 28,216 votes

Surachai Anuttato [Dem]on the third place with 18,425 votes.

Latest result as written in the Bangkok Post

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Quote:-

"will put the Opposition into the Government House"

Ah! Now I see the reason for new tanks, armored cars and helicopter gunships.

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UPDATE:

 

Padomechai emerges victorious in Nakhon Pathom by-election

By THE NATION

 

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Padomechai Sasomsup

 

Former Nakhon Pathom MP Padomechai Sasomsup of Chart Thai Pattana won the by-election for the vacant Nakhon Pathom Constituency 5 MP position held at Sampran district in Nakhon Pathom province on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

 

Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1130230-padomechai-emerges-victorious-in-nakhon-pathom-by-election/

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