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The Bangkok governor election has been set for Sunday March 3, and front-running and underdog aspirants alike have already started their door-knocking campaign to woo the city’s voters, even before registration of candidates opens. 

MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the opposition Democrat Party is seeking a second term and is still seen by most observers as the favourite of the three frontrunners - who also include Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen of the Pheu Thai Party, who resigned as deputy national police chief in pursuit of political career, and Pol Gen Sereepisut Tamiyavej, a former national police chief who is running as an independent.

Registration of candidates has been scheduled for Jan 21-25 at the City Hall.

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