6 June 2024

Five popular candidates for Bangkok governor held their final campaign rallies in different parts of Bangkok this evening (Friday), as they wrap up more than a month on the hustings.

Democrat party candidate Suchatvee Suwansawat held final campaign rally at Hua Lamphong railway station this evening from 7pm.

Former Bangkok governor Aswin Kwanmuang, an independent candidate, delivered his final campaign address at the Hua Mark in-door stadium, starting at about 5pm, when he unveiled his key supporters.

Move Forward party candidate Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn delivered his final campaign speech from 6pm at Museum Siam near the Sanam Chai MRT station.

Former deputy Bangkok governor Sakoltee Phattiyakul, an independent candidate, scheduled a campaign rally at Wongwian Yai in Thon Buri, from 6.30pm, and Sita Diwari, of the Thai Sang Thai party, accompanied by the party’s councillor candidates appeared on a stage at Ying Charoen Market in Bang Khen district from 6pm.

Former senator Rosana Tositrakul held her last campaign rally yesterday at Wongwian Yai, with former Bangkok governor Chamlong Srimuang there to offer her moral support.

Former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt, an independent candidate, has no plan for a final campaign rally today. He, however, planned to meet as many people as possible on a tight schedule, which includes visits to Siam Square One, Sala Daeng BTS station, the Wat Mangkorn MRT station and Khao San Road.

By law, all electioneering activities must cease by 6pm tomorrow (Saturday).

The Bangkok gubernatorial election on Sunday is the first in 9 years and the first in 12 years for the councillor elections. 31 candidates have applied to contest the gubernatorial election. 2 were disqualified during the screening process, by the Bangkok Election Commission, but the Central Administrative Court, this week, overruled the commission’s decision to disqualify Kraidaj Bunnag.

382 candidates have registered for the council elections. Three were disqualified and a fourth, Pornpimon Kongudom, died.