Chadchart still favourite for Bangkok governor: poll

Chadchart still favourite for Bangkok governor: poll

Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt returns a wai to supporters at Lumpini Park on Jan 27, 2019. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)
Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt returns a wai to supporters at Lumpini Park on Jan 27, 2019. (Photo: Wichan Charoenkiatpakul)

Chadchart Sittipunt, a former transport minister in the Yingluck Shinawatra government, still leads potential candidates for the post of Bangkok governor in the next gubernatorial election, according to the result of a survey by the National Institute of Development Administration, or Nida Poll.

The poll, the 6th of its kind, was conducted by telephone interviews on Sept 27-30 with 1,318 eligible voters aged 18 and over of various occupations and levels of education in Bangkok.

They were asked who they wanted to be Bangkok governor in the next gubernatorial election, the date for which has yet to be fixed by the Election Commission, and the replies varied as follows:

- 29.74% for Chadchart Sittipunt;
- 27.92% still undecided;
- 13.66% for Pol Gen Chakthip Chaijinda, former police chief;
- 9.33% for Pol Gen Aswin Kwanmuang, the current Bangkok governor;
- 4.10% for Rossana Kositrakul, a former senator;
- 3.26% for Suchatchavee Suwansawas, rector of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang;
- 2.73% for a candidate from the Move Forward Party or Progressive Movement;
- 2.20% for a candidate from the Pheu Thai Party;
- 1.97% for a candidate from the Democrat Party;
- 1.29% for Sakolthi Pattiyakul, the current deputy Bangkok governor; and
- a combined 1.52% had no answer, were not interested or would vote for other candidates.

Asked who they would elect to the City Council, the answers were:

- 32.70% still undecided;
- 22.46% for candidates in Mr Chadchart's team;
- 9.48% for candidates in Pol Gen Chakthip's team:
- 6.60% for candidates in Pol Gen Aswin's team;
- 5.16% for independent candidates;
- 4.10% for candidates from the Democrat Party;
- 3.72% for candidates from the Pheu Thai Party;
- 3.64% for candidates from the Move Forward Party or Progressive Movement;
- 3.03% for candidates in Ms Rossana's team;
- 1.97% for candidates in Mr Suchatchavee's team;
- 1.90% for candidates from the Palang Pracharath Party;
- 1.59% candidates in Mr Sakolthi's team; and
- a combined 1.37% for candidates from other parties.

Do you like the content of this article?
COMMENT (7)

Two Chinese property firms default on $1.6 billion in bonds - Fitch

BEIJING: Two major Chinese property firms have defaulted on $1.6 billion worth of bonds to overseas creditors, Fitch Ratings agency said Thursday, as contagion spreads within the country's debt-ridden real estate sector.

16:45

China warns Olympics diplomatic boycott nations will 'pay a price'

BEIJING: China warned Western nations on Thursday they would "pay the price" for a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics.

15:45

3 Omicron cases

Health authorities confirm Omicron cases in two Thai women who returned from Nigeria and an American man who flew in from Spain; test results are awaited for a returnee from DR Congo.

15:24