Candidate registration opens for Samut Prakan by-election
SAMUT PRAKAN (NNT) - Many political party candidates have already registered for Samut Prakan Electiorial District 5 by-election on the first day of registration today. Major political parties, such as Palang Pracharath, Phuea Thai, the Thai Liberal Party and Move Forward Party have all nominated candidates for the by-election, taking place on 9 August.
Candidates from many political parties arrived at Bang Sao Thong Subdistrict Administration Organization, the official registration venue for candidates for Samut Prakan Electoral District 5, to register on the first day of registration.
The registration venue strictly enforces COVID-19 precautionary measures, only allowing each candidate along with two followers to enter the building. They must have their temperature checked and use hand sanitizers upon entry. Observers are welcomed at the venue, but will have to wait in the tents provided outside.
For this by-election, Phuea Thai Party leader Mr. Sompong Amornvivat today arrived with the candidate Mrs. Salinthib Sookkhawad, while Phalang Pracharat Party nominated the same candidate from the previous election, Mr. Krungsivilai Suthinphueak, who came to register with the party secretary Anucha Nakasai.
Move Forward Party nominated Mr. Isarawut Na Nan as their candidate, who arrived with party leader Pita Limcharoenrut, while the Thai Liberal Party nominated Mr. Mana Bunnak.
The candidate from Thai Liberal Party drew number 1 for this by-election, while the Move Forward Party gets number 2. The candidate from Phuea Thai Party gets number 3 and Phalang Pracharat Party candidate gets number 4.
There are 351 polling stations in Samut Prakan Electoral District 5, which covers Bang Bo, Bang Saothong and two sub-districts in Bang Phli district, with 172,662 eligible voters. Mr. Krungsivilai, from Phalang Pracharat Party, won the election last time with 41,745 votes.
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Reporter : Tanakorn Sangiam
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