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BMA governor contest not on my mind: Chadchart

Caretaker Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt announced Friday that the idea of running for the position of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration governor had never crossed his mind, Chadchart posted a message on his LINE group to inform reporters that no one had approached him to contest the position either.

The Election Commission has decided to cancel the result of last year's gubernatorial poll on the grounds that the winner, ML Sukhumbhand Paribatra, was assisted by election campaigns that framed his main Pheu Thai Party opponent. The EC has decided to call a new election but the decision has yet to be approved by the Appeals Court.

Chadchart said it would be difficult to run the BMA with efficiency because the city administration is responsible for everything from education, public health to tidiness and hygiene.

He noted that while he is popular on the social networks, that was no indication that he could win the election for Bangkok governor.

"Being popular doesn't mean that I would be able to run the BMA well or that people would elect me as the BMA governor," Chadchart posted.

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