Battle to be city boss drags on
He's been endorsed as Bangkok governor, but MR Sukhumbhand is not out of the woods just yet / Two 'Daengs' are the main rivals in the Chiang Mai by-election, in which the stakes for the winner are high / Outspoken election commissioner Sodsri is set to retire, but none too quietly
Bangkok governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the Democrat Party could be excused for feeling frustrated with efforts to block him at almost every turn from becoming city governor for a second term.
Sukhumbhand: Faces Supreme Court hurdles
No-holds-barred political rivalry means the unscrupulous try every possible way to undermine others, and the March 3 governor election displays just how easy it is for unseemly national politics to penetrate down to the local level.
This article is older than 60 days, which we reserve for our premium members only.You can subscribe to our premium member subscription, here.