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Sukhumbhand triumphs

  • •  Voters strive for balance of power as Democrat defies polls
  • •  Chief rivals surpass million votes each in record turnout
  • •  Pheu Thai makes strong gains on Democrats' turf

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Bangkok voters Sunday re-elected Democrat candidate MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra as the city's governor. 

Democrat Party candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra and Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva exchanged high fives as it became clear Sunday evening that the Democrat candidate has won a second term in office. (Photo by Chanat Katanyu)

Political observers consider the result an attempt by the capital's residents to counter the Pheu Thai Party's grasp on power on the national stage.

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