Candidates’ posters for the Upper House election are displayed outside a polling station in Tokyo, Japan July 10, 2022. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan ruling party set for strong election showing after Abe killing

TOKYO/NARA, July 10 (Reuters) – Japanese voters went to the polls on Sunday for a parliamentary election that may give the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) a surge of support…

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Bangkok governor-elect, 3rd placed Wiroj join force Monday to tackle floods

Bangkok presumed governor-elect Chadchart Sittipunt and 3rd placed Move Forward candidate Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn joined force in trying to tackle the persisting flood problems in the capital today (Monday), after a…

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Results of Pattaya mayor, council elections withdrawn pending probe

The unofficial results of the Pattaya mayoral and council elections yesterday (Sunday), the first such election in a decade, have been withdrawn pending an investigation into the mysterious absence of…

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Four candidates disqualified in Bangkok governor, city councillor elections

The Bangkok Election Commission has disqualified one Bangkok gubernatorial election candidate and three city councillor candidates after finding that their qualifications do not meet the legal requirements. Permanent Secretary of…

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Record-high 31 candidates apply for Bangkok gubernatorial election

A record high of 31 candidates have registered to contest the first Bangkok gubernatorial election in nine years, either on political party tickets or as independents. The five days of…

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Nearly 30 candidates register to contest Bangkok’s gubernatorial election

Twenty-nine candidates have registered to contest the Bangkok gubernatorial election, set for May 22nd, the first such election in nine years, as of yesterday (Sunday). According to the Bangkok Metropolitan…

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Twenty candidates register for Bangkok gubernatorial election on first day

Twenty candidates registered their candidacy for the Bangkok gubernatorial election yesterday (Thursday), the first day of the five-day registration period, as a senior city official predicted today that the number…

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Four candidates register for Pattaya mayoral election

Four people, vying to become the mayor of the resort town of Pattaya in the election in May registered their candidacy this morning (Thursday) at Pattaya City Hall and drew…

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Analysts say Bangkok’s by-election will be a test of rival parties’ popularity with voters ahead of the election for Bangkok governor later this year.

Big preparations underway for Bangkok’s first governor, council elections in many years

The Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) has set aside about 343 million baht for the holding of the Bangkok gubernatorial and city councillor elections on May 22nd, the first such elections…

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Bangkok Governor quits post to join this year’s gubernatorial race

Non-elected Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang officially announced his resignation from the post today (Thursday), in order to contest the May 22nd Bangkok gubernatorial election as an independent candidate. He told…

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Incumbent Aswin may join Bangkok gubernatorial race

Current and unelected Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang hinted today (Thursday) that he may quit his post to contest the Bangkok gubernatorial election, set for May 22nd, as an independent candidate….

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Thailand’s Progressive Movement wins 38 mayoral seats in Sunday’s sub-district elections

Progressive Movement leader Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit said today (Monday), that he is pleased and proud with the movement’s achievement in the Sub-district (Tambon) Administrative Organization (TAO) elections on Sunday, which saw…

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70% voter turnout in Thailand’s first sub-district elections in eight years

About 70% of eligible voters went to the polls on Sunday to cast their ballots in Thailand’s first nationwide Tambon (sub-district) Administrative Organization (TAO) elections in eight years, according to…

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Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi in November 2019 (Photo by Manan VATSYAYANA / AFP)

Myanmar junta charges Suu Kyi with fraud during 2020 polls

Yangon (AFP) – Myanmar’s junta has charged ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi with committing electoral fraud during the 2020 polls, state media reported Tuesday. Myanmar has been in turmoil since a…

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apanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, center, and other lawmakers give three cheers after dissolving the lower house, the more powerful of the two parliamentary chambers, during an extraordinary Diet session at the lower house of parliament Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Tokyo. Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for Oct. 31 national elections.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Japan PM dissolves lower house for Oct. 31 national election

Japan’s new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, paving the way for elections on Oct. 31 that will be Japan’s first of the pandemic. At…

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Lively first day of candidate registration in Thailand’s sub-district elections

Old and new faces in Thailand’s local politics showed up in force on Monday to register their candidacy in the first Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) elections in eight years. Atmosphere…

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EC Secretary-General Jaroongwit Poomma

Eligibility of recovered COVID patients in quarantine in local elections to be discussed

Thailand’s Election Commission (EC) will meet with members of the Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) to seek a clear answer on whether people who have recovered from COVID-19 but…

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Progressive Movement handed hard lesson as old patronage politics dominates local elections

The outcome of Sunday’s local elections was little different from previous polls, despite being the first to be held in Thailand since 2012. As expected, “Baan Yai” or “big house”…

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