BANGKOK: The by-elections in Bangkok on Sunday could shed light on the political mood of voters in the Kingdom.
Around 2,000 police officers will be deployed at polling places to maintain order.
Democrat Party candidate Panich Vikitsreth stumps for votes in Bangkok’s Constituency 6 — a large and rather rural area made of up of four districts about 35 kilometres from the city centre.
He hopes to fill a parliamentary seat left vacant by the death of an MP from his own party.
Observers will watch the results closely as district six is a diverse area made of up of nearly 400,000 residents.
Results here could be an indicator of political support in this divided country.
Panich Vikitsreth, Democrat Party candidate, says: “Well we cannot deny that, you know, from the constituency issues, to pick one person to be representative, it turns out to be a national contest between the two parties-Democrat and the Puea Thai Party and it also turns out to be a contest between the government and the demonstrators.”