Politics
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Chadchart offered convicts to clear drains

The Corrections Department has been instructed to write to Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt and seek his permission to use convicts to clean out sewers and reduce the risk of flooding in the capital.

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04:34

Thamanat says he's ready to lead

Capt Thamanat Prompow announced on Wednesday he is ready to lead the Setthakij Thai Party which is expected to select a new executive committee on June 7.

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Thamanat says he's ready to lead
25 May 2022

Public unity 'key', says capital's new governor

Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt wants city residents to band together in making the capital liveable again.

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Public unity 'key', says capital's new governor
24 May 2022

Thamanat moves to take over Settakij Thai Party

Turmoil in the Settakij Thai Party as a majority of the executive board resign, forcing an election for a new leader, as secretary-general Thamanat Prompow (right) manoeuvres to take control.

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Party coup
24 May 2022

Chadchart's win omen of 'democracy', says Thaksin

Chadchart Sittipunt's landslide win to become Bangkok governor was the product of strategic voting by pro-democracy supporters and will be repeated in the next general election, according to former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

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Chadchart's win omen of 'democracy', says Thaksin
24 May 2022

Capital vote 'not a bellwether'

Academics say the victory of independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt in Bangkok's gubernatorial election and the gains made by the Pheu Thai and Move Forward parties in the capital's councillor polls only reflect the political sentiment in major cities.

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Swing 'localised'
23 May 2022

Prayut on Chadchart's sweeping win: 'only 1 province'

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has dismissed the results of the Bangkok governor and councillor polls, saying they don't reflect his political popularity.

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Prayut on Chadchart's sweeping win: 'only 1 province'
23 May 2022

Prayut congratulates Chadchart

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Monday congratulated Chadchart Sittipunt, who looks set to be confirmed as Bangkok's new governor after the city elections on Sunday, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana said on Monday.

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Prayut congratulates Chadchart
23 May 2022

Poramet wins Pattaya mayoral election

Poramet Ngampichet of the Rao Rak Pattaya group is poised to be declared winner of Sunday's election for Pattaya City mayor, with the unofficial vote count showing he is clearly ahead of the three other candidates.

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Poramet wins Pattaya mayoral election
23 May 2022

Political polarisation 'starting to ease'

Independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt's victory has shown that political polarisation is starting to ease, with voters backing candidates from opposite political camps.

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Polarisation 'starting to ease'