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Chadchart on course to win Bangkok governor election: 11th poll


Independent candidate Chadchart Sittipunt remains the strong favourite to become Bangkok’s next governor, according to a Nida (National Institute of Development Administration) poll published on Sunday.

Chadchart, a former transport minister in Yingluck Shinawatra’s government, came top with the support of 38.01 per cent of respondents.

Current governor Aswin Kwanmuang ranked third with 11.73 per cent. The ruling Palang Pracharath Party came bottom of the poll, with only 1.29 per cent of respondents saying they would vote for its candidate.

Nida’s 11th monthly poll was conducted on February 28 and March 2, ahead of an election tentatively planned for May.

It asked 1,313 Bangkok voters from different educational and occupational backgrounds, "Who should be the next Bangkok governor?".

The results were as follows:

– Chadchart Sittipunt: 38.01 per cent

– Undecided: 13.40 per cent

– Aswin Kwanmuang: 11.73 per cent

– Wirot Lakkanadisorn (Move Forward): 8.83 per cent

– Suchatvee Suwansawat (Democrat Party): 8.61 per cent

– No candidate: 5.56 per cent

– Pheu Thai Party candidate: 4.27 per cent

– Rosana Tositrakul: 3.73 per cent

– Will not cast a vote: 1.83 per cent

– Palang Pracharath Party candidate: 1.29 per cent

Meanwhile, 2.74 per cent opted for others, such as Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Prayoon Krongyos (Thai Civilised Party), and candidates from the Kla, Thai Sang Thai and Thai Pakdee parties.

Support for Aswin, Suchatvee and a Pheu Thai candidate dropped compared to last month’s poll but backing for Chadchart, Wirot and Rosana rose.

Respondents were also asked which team should work on the Bangkok Metropolitan Council.

Results were as follows:

– Chadchart's team: 26.89 per cent

– Undecided: 15.99 per cent

– Wirot's team: 10.44 per cent

– Suchatvee's team: 9.14 per cent

– Independent team: 8.53 per cent

– Aswin's team: 8.45 per cent

– Pheu Thai's team: 6.55 per cent.

A no-vote was the choice of 4.95 per cent of respondents, followed by Rosana's team (2.74 per cent), not voting (1.83 per cent) and the Palang Pracharath candidate's team (1.60 per cent).

Meanwhile, 2.89 per cent said others, such as teams of Sakoltee Phattiyakul, Prayoon Krongyos (Thai Civilised Party), Kla, Thai Sang Thai and Thai Pakdee candidates.

Support for the teams of Chadchart, Suchatvee, Aswin, Pheu Thai and Palang Pracharath fell compared to the results of the 10th survey. Support rose for the teams of Wirot and independents.

Published : March 06, 2022

By : THE NATION