Candidates flock to Bangkok City Hall for Bangkok governor and council member candidacies this morning

Bangkok –

  Bangkok governor and council member candidates flocked into City Hall 2 in Din Daeng today, March 31st, to register for candidacy and draw their election numbers after the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has begun accepting the applications this morning.

According to the BMA’s deputy permanent secretary Chalermpol Chotnuchit, the registration was being held from today until next Monday, April 4th. As of this morning, a total of 14 candidates were registered to run for Bangkok governor and 327 candidates were applied to run for Bangkok council members.

Several prominent individuals had registered to run for Bangkok governor in the election which will be on May 22nd, 2022, and had drawn their election numbers. The candidates’ names and election numbers are as follows:

No 1. Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn (of Move Forward Party)

No 2. Lieutenant Colonel Thita Rangsitpol Manitkul (an independent candidate)

No 3. Sakoltee Phattiyakul (Former Deputy Bangkok Governor and Democrat Party MP, run as an independent candidate)

No 4. Suchatvee Suwansawat (of Democrat Party)

No 5. Veerachai Laoruengwattana (an independent candidate)

No 6. Police General Aswin Kwanmuang (Former government-selected Bangkok Governor, running as an independent candidate)

No 7. Rosana Tositrakul (an independent candidate)

No 8. Chadchart Sittipunt (an independent candidate)

No 9. Watcharee Wannasri (an independent candidate)

No 10. Supachai Tantikom (an independent candidate)

No 11. Sita Diwari (of Thai Sang Thai Party)

No 12. Prayoon Klongyoth (of Thai Civilized Party)

No 13. Pisarn Kittiyaowamarn (an independent candidate)

No 14. Thanet Wongsa (an independent candidate)

As soon as the individual applicants received the election number, their supporting groups who were waiting in front of the City Hall were cheering and immediately attached the number to the campaign boards, marking the official start of the election campaign.

According to the BMA, about 4,374,131 names were eligible voters for the upcoming election out of a total registered population of 5,523,676 people. Of that, approximately 600,000-700,000 would be first-time voters, accounting for 16 percent.

Photo Courtesy: Manager Online

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National News Writer at The Pattaya News. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.