Thursday, September 11, 2008

Full list of Bangkok governor candidates

Now the registration period is over, 16 candidates for the Bangkok gubernatorial elections will be on the ballot paper. The full list according to Manager (transcription as of Bangkok Post):
  1. Mr Kittisak Thirawisit (กิตติศักดิ์ ถิรวิศิษฎ์)
  2. Dr Kriangsak Charoenwongsak (เกรียงศักดิ์ เจริญวงศ์ศักดิ์)
  3. Capt Metha Temchamnarn (เมตตา เต็มชำนาญ), Klummet Tatham Party
  4. Mr Warawut Thanangkorn (วราวุธ ฐานังกร)
  5. Mr Apirak Kosayodhin (อภิรักษ์ โกษะโยธิน), Democratic Party, incumbent governor
  6. Mr Sumet Tanthanasirikul (สุเมธ ตันธนาศิริกุล), Krung Thep Phatthana Party
  7. Ms Leena Jungjanja (ลีนา จังจรรจา)
  8. Mr Chuwit Kamolvisit (ชูวิทย์ กมลวิศิษฎ์)
  9. Mr Wittaya Jangkobpattana (วิทยา จังกอบพัฒนา)
  10. Mr Prapat Chongsa-nguan (ประภัสร์ จงสงวน), People Power Party
  11. Mr Popsak Panseethong (ภพศักดิ์ ปานสีทอง)
  12. Mrs Toranee Ritheethamdamrong (ธรณี ฤทธีธรรมรงค์)
  13. Mr Udom Viboonteppachat (อุดม วิบูลเทพาชาติ)
  14. Mrs Vachiraporn Aayooyuen (วชิราภรณ์ อายุยืน), Public Party
  15. Mr Somchai Paiboon (สมชาย ไพบูลย์)
  16. Mr Nipon
    Simprayoon (นิพนธ์ ซิ้มประยูร)
To see the whole list with photos for each candidate take a look at the special page of Bangkok Post on the elections.

When I listed the first 10 I also mentioned Natthakorn Devakula, who in fact was the first one who made his intentions public to run in these election. But apparently he had changed his mind since then, as he did not register.

Of all these candidates, real chances for the post are only for the incumbent Apirak, the PPP candidate Prapat and much less likely Chuwit. The other candidates will only get notable with their strange policies, for example candidate number 2 nicknamed Dr Dan who promises free WLAN for all of Bangkok on this poster published in a German blog.

As with the previous elections, 2bangkok will cover the election campaigns and elections itself well, where already several other posters have been posted and translated.

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