Bangkok election 2022

STARTING DATE: 7 Apr 2022

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TOTAL UPDATE: 70 STORIES

Counting down to Sunday 22 May 2022.
Starting at 08.00 hours and concluding at 17.00 hrs.

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06:14

Chadchart agrees to rehire convicts

The Covid-19 pandemic and state procurement law have kept convicts from being hired to clear out sewers in Bangkok, according to City Hall, despite Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt agreeing to have them return to work.

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Chadchart agrees to rehire convicts
04:22

Fixing Green Line mess

Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt vowed to find a solution to problems surrounding the long-lasting dispute over the city's Green Line electric rail system.

04:22 4
Fixing Green Line mess
04:00

Chadchart's effect on Thai politics

Among the myriad of implications over Chadchart Sittipunt's thumping triumph in Bangkok's gubernatorial election last Sunday is the restoration of Thailand's self-confidence and Thais' sense of belief that tomorrow will be better than today. After years of political decay and entrenching economic stagnation stemming from societal divisions, Mr Chadchart brings into office what has been described as a "rainbow" coalition made up of people from different walks of life and political party lines, transcending the progressive and conservative sides of the political divide.

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Chadchart's effect on Thai politics
26 May 2022

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.

26 May 2022 5
26 May 2022

City poll a harbinger?

Chadchart Sittipunt's landslide victory in the gubernatorial election in Bangkok on May 22 has helped restore hope that the political divisions which have riven society for nearly two decades may be drawing to a close.

26 May 2022 31
City poll a harbinger?
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.

25 May 2022 1
Public unity 'key', says capital's new governor
25 May 2022

Green Line chalice

PM Prayut has made it clear that he wants to see Bangkok governor-elect Chadchart settle the long-standing dispute over the extension of the Green Line electric concession.

25 May 2022 21
Green Line chalice
25 May 2022

Explainer: What does Chadchart Sittipunt want?

Following the first election in nine years, Bangkok welcomes 56-year-old Chadchart Sittipunt as its newest governor with a record-breaking landslide victory of 1.4 million votes.

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Explainer: What does Chadchart Sittipunt want?
24 May 2022

PM shrugs off poll result

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

24 May 2022 6
PM shrugs off poll result
24 May 2022

Swing 'localised'

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.

24 May 2022 95
Swing 'localised'