Bangkok Poll Tracker
Suharit meets supporters in real life
Independent Bangkok governor candidate Suharit Siamwala yesterday launched his first election rally at Lumpini Park and introduced his moving banners which can feature audio and video of his speech once viewed via an Augmented Reality application on mobile phones.He said it was his first time into the real
world after campaigning only in social media.
He had received good feedback and from now
on he would see the feedback in reality.
Some of the hundreds of supporters greeting
him yesterday wore T-shirts featuring his
picture and No 17, his candidate number.
Kangnam for Sukhumband
Democrat election director Ong-art
Klampaiboon said the party has launched an
election campaign song for its candidate MR
Sukhumbhand Paribatra - "Sukhumbhand
Style" using the melody of the Korean Psy's
Former Bangkok governor Apirak
Kosayodhin at a rally stage in Don Mueang
also promoted Sukhumbhand's policy of using
giant tunnels to solve flood problems.
The real candidate
Sereepisuth Temeeyaves said he would not
reveal his deputy governor team yet. First, he
wanted voters to decide the best candidate to
be governor, which is him.
"I want the people to know the real me, that
I am a decisive person and I have no fear of
influential people. This is the real Bangkok
governor," he said.
Pongsapat leads, says poll
Pheu Thai candidate Pongsapat
Pongcharoen is the lead contender (41 per
cent) in the Bangkok governor race, Suan
Dusit Poll said in a survey released yesterday.
The runners-up are Democrat MR
Sukhumbhand Paribatra (36 per cent) and
independent Sereepisuth Temiyavej (6.8 per
Kosit Suvinijjit and Suharit Siamwalla
followed with 0.97 and 0.53 per cent
Almost 14 per cent of Bangkok residents
Among favourable factors in connection
with campaigning are the hustings, the
interesting billboards and face-to-face
meeting with candidates.
Unfavourable factors include unrealistic
promises, road snarls due to slow-moving
campaign vehicles and mud-slinging among
Campaigns get votes
In another opinion poll conducted by
Srinakharinwirot University, young voters
said campaign platforms would be among
the most decisive factors for how they would
cast their votes.
Other critical factors were previous job
performance, work experience and party's
About three in five said they would form their own decision on whom to vote.