17 July 2024

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his family cast their ballots this morning at polling station 13 in Phaya Thai district. In a brief statement to the media, he urged all voters to exercise their voting rights and said he is glad that there is a gubernatorial election after nine years without one.

Former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva arrived at about 9am to cast ballots at the Sawasdee Wittaya School, followed shortly by deputy leader of the Sarng Anakot Thai party, Suranand Vejjajiva and his mother.

Both urged eligible voters to turn out in force to support democracy at the local level.

Paetongtarn Shinawatra, head of the “Pheu Thai Family” and party innovations and public participation and her mother, Khunying Potjaman Na Pombejra, also voted this morning at polling station 15, in Kan Na Yao district, while Digital Economy and Society Minister Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn voted in Chatuchak district.