Governor candidate disqualified
The Bangkok Election Commission has disqualified candidate number 14, Pratheep Watcharachokkasem, from the Bangkok governor election because he did not vote in the general election in 2011.
- Published: 1/02/2013 at 12:45 PM
- Newspaper section: breakingnews
Bangkok Election Commission chairman Pol Lt-General Thaweesak Tuchinda said the failing was found during the examination of candidates' qualifications.
However, Mr Pratheep insisted that he had voted in all elections so he could file an objection with the commission. He has until Feb 4, the committee chairman said.
There are 25 candidates competing for the job of Bangkok governor, with the election set for March 3.
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