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Bangkok voters wary and weary

The two main contending parties for the city governor election are getting down and dirty - Former deputy premier Phitak reluctant to make a return to politics - New police chief's decision to appeal 2008 riot compensation payout comes under fire

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As the two main parties are struggling to find candidates to field in the Bangkok governor election in January, the prospect of swing voters opting for a no-vote is becoming real. 

A Bangkok Metropolitan Administration worker shows one of the sandbags dumped into the drainage system on Srinakarin Road, which has become a hot political football.

The possibility of no-votes making inroads into the poll cannot be written off. And it boils down to the same reason why voters decide they would rather cast an empty ballot than vote for a candidate: they are getting fed up with political games politicians are playing at their expense.

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