Democrat candidate wins by-election in Ratchaburi province

Democrat candidate Chaithip Kamolpanthip beat his rival from Thai Liberal party in the by-election in Constituency 3 of Ratchaburi province yesterday (Saturday). The unofficial vote count last night showed Chaithip…

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A board displays the vote-counting result of Bangkok’s constituency 9 by-election on Sunday evening.

Big defeat in Bangkok could be beginning of end for Prayut’s government: analysts

Predictions of defeat for the ruling Palang Pracharath Party were being made several days before last Sunday’s Constituency 9 by-election in Bangkok, but few analysts expected such a devastating loss….

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Constituency 9 voters: Don’t count on us to be “accountable”

It was a peculiar electoral outcome that “winners” may celebrate cautiously and some “losers” can find encouraging. Ballots cast in Bangkok’s Laksi and Chatuchak districts on Sunday show that races…

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Pheu Thai’s Surachart claims by-election victory

Pheu Thai Party’s candidate Surachart Thienthong has claimed victory in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 by-election in what is seen as a blow to the ruling Palang Pracharat Party which dominated the…

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Palang Pracharat candidate concedes in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 by-election

Palang Pracharat party candidate in the Bangkok Constituency 9 by-election, Saranrat Jenjaka, and her husband, former MP Sira, conceded defeat after ballots of half of the 280 polling units had…

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Voters heading to polling stations in Bangkok’s Constituency 9

The electorate in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 began voting at 8am this morning (Sunday), under the watchful eyes of some 800 police, election officials and representatives of political parties contesting the…

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Close race expected between frontrunners in Bangkok’s by-election on Sunday

The by-election in Bangkok’s Constituency 9 this Sunday is likely to be a close contest between three of the eight candidates vying for the vacant parliamentary seat. The frontrunners are…

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One crucial question is whether the by-elections offer any clues to the result of the next general election. Yes and no, say the analysts. (Photo by Christophe Archambault)

A tale of two by-elections: Polls offer clues as Thailand heads into election countdown 

Last Sunday’s by-elections in the southern provinces of Songkhla and Chumphon saw fierce battles between the ruling Palang Pracharath and Democrat Party coalition partners. Victory went to the Democrats, who…

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By-elections underline growing “frenemy” politics

Thailand’s political situation used to be straightforward in the recent past. The Democrats being up against the Shinawatra camp made elections easy to contest and predict. The former were guaranteed…

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Hopefuls flock to Laksi district office for candidate registration in January 30 by-election

Election candidates from various parties and their supporters showed up in high spirits this morning (Thursday) at Bangkok’s Laksi district office on the first day of candidate registration for the…

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Palang Pracharat defeats Democrat in Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election

Former Democrat MP for Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thepthai Senpong, conceded the defeat of his younger brother, Pongsin, today (Monday), to Palang Pracharat candidate, Aryasith Srisuwan, in Sunday’s by-election in Constituency…

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Four sons of Nakhon Si Thammarat brace for Sunday’s by-election battle

Four political parties will battle for a single MP seat when the polls open in the Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election on Sunday (March 7). The coalition Democrat and…

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A man looks at a banner of candidates in the general election displayed at a polling station in Bangkok on March 24, 2019. (Photo by Ye Aung THU / AFP)

Thai govt stability shaken as ruling partners become electoral rivals   

A widening rift between coalition partners Palang Pracharath and the Democrats over the upcoming Nakhon Si Thammarat by-election is threatening to undermine the government’s stability. After falling out over several…

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(Photo) Democrat Party

Democrats to ask Palang Pracharat not to contest Nakhon Si Thammarat Constituency 3 by-election

Thailand’s Democrat Party is hoping that the Palang Pracharat party, its coalition partner in the government, will keep to the tradition of not fielding a candidate in the by-election in…

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Palang Pracharath wins Khamphaeng Phet by-election

Palang Pracharath, the key member of the Prayut coalition government, won the by-election in the central province of Khamphaeng Phet on Sunday, a day ahead of the no-confidence debate. Phetchphum…

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Thanathorn says Future Forward by-election win in Nakhon Pathom will be the beginning of the end of this government

Future Forward party leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today that, if the opposition bloc wins the by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom on October 23rd, it will be the first…

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EC orders by-election in Samut Prakan after a Palang Pracharat MP is yellow-carded

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) has ordered a by-election to be held in Constituency 5 of Samut Prakan province after Palang Pracharat MP, Mr. Krung Srivilai, was issued with a yellow…

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Photo from FB Future Forward Party Nakhon Pathom

By-election in Nakhon Pathom expected on October 20 after a Future Forward MP resigns

The Office of the Election Commission is expected to hold a by-election in Constituency 5 of Nakhon Pathom province on Sunday October 20 to find a replacement for Mrs. Jumpita…

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