Thursday, April 8, 2010

TAO by-elections in Suphanburi

Whereas in Bangkok both government and the UDD demonstrators work hard on further destroying the image of Thailand to the outside world, in provincial Thailand the local election process continues as normal. In an article at the online news site ryt9 - who quite useful have RSS feeds for each news tag, including one for TAO news - I noticed one article last month on by-election for two subdistrict administrative organizations in Suphanburi, which will take place this Sunday.

The article published on March 6 is based on the announcement by the provincial election committee of Suphanburi, announcing the dates for application of candidates as well as for the by-elections, which are necessary because the previous election winner were disqualified due to voting fraud - sadly no details on what were the actual wrongdoings, or whether it were yellow or red cards.

In TAO Nong Bo (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหนองบ่อ), Song Phi Nong district, both the president of the TAO as well as the chairman for village 6 have to elected. On the website of the TAO I found more details - president Ms. Itsari Tanprathumwong (นางสาวอิสรีย์ ตันประทุมวงษ์) is both the office-holder and candidate in the by-election, thus she only received a yellow card. The same happened to the chairman of village 6, who is also running again.

For TAO Huai Pho (องค์การบริหารส่วนตำบลหัวโพธิ์) only the president has to re-elected, however there I cannot find any detail on the last winner or the candidates for the by-election.

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