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Dems fret over Pheu Thai gains

Sukhumbhand, party told to lift their game

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  • Writer: Manop Thip-Osod & Aekarach Sattaburuth
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The large vote gains made by the Pheu Thai Party in the Bangkok governor election are a sign the Democrats have much more work to do, party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva says. 

Bangkok governor-elect Sukhumbhand Paribatra gives a thumbs up to voters as he and key Democrat figures take a city tour to thank Bangkok residents for their votes in Sunday’s election. From left to right, Korn Chatikavanij, Apirak Kosayodhin, Wallop Suwandee, MR Sukhumbhand, Ong-art Klampaibul, Abhisit Vejjajiva and Panich Vikitsreth. APICHART JINAKUL

Democrat candidate and poll victor Sukhumbhand Paribatra won 1,256,349 votes, the highest ever recorded in a city election.

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