Chuan leads Democrat’s Trang candidates to register
Huge crowds of supporters gathered this morning at former prime minister and former Democrat Party leader Chuan Leekpai’s house as he led three Trang candidates to register for the upcoming election.
The three candidates gathered at Chuan’s house in Trang’s downtown early in the morning before being led by the former PM to the Rajabhat Suan Dusi University’s Trang Campas at 8am to register to contest the election amid cheers from their supporters.
Trang is the home province of Chuan and is known to be a strong political base of the Democrats.
The three candidates are three-time MP Sukij Atthopakorn (Constituency 1), five-time MP Sathit Wongnongtoey (Constituency 2), and Sunatchai Lohsathapornpipit, daughter of four-time MP Somchcai Lohsathapornpipit (Constituency 3).
Chuan himself will contest the election on the Democrat's party-list of candidates.
The procession was also joined by Somboon Uthaiwiankul, a four-time Trang MP who will also contest as a party-list candidate.
Supporters followed the group behind a truck blaring out music through a tannoy systern.
Chuan told the supporters that he had come to the candidacy registration to show moral support for the party’s candidates.
Chuan said the party was not worried about the number of House seats in the province being reduced from four to three.