Tags : Elections


‘Nobody’ suitable to be PM, Prayut second choice: poll

“Nobody” is by far the most suitable choice to lead the country, with Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha coming in a distant second, according to the latest quarterly poll of the most popular candidates for prime minister conducted by the National Institute of Development Administration (Nida Poll). Khunying Sudarat Keyuraphan came third, although Pheu Thai was the […]Read More


Deputy Prime Minister Prawit scoffs at ‘early election’

Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwon on Thursday brushed aside speculation that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha might call an early general election. “Has the government already completed its term? If not, there is nothing,” said Gen Prawit, who is also the leader of the ruling Palang Pracharath Party (PPRP). Full story: Bangkok Post BANGKOK POST REPORTERSRead More

Chiang Mai

Thaksin’s candidate expected to win as provincial polls close

Provincial elections across Thailand ended on Sunday with the main spotlight cast on the contest in Chiang Mai. The elections for the chairman and members of each provincial administration organisation (PAO) were the first in six years. Polling stations across the country closed at 5pm, with vote counting underway before officials send the results to […]Read More


Singer Nantida Kaewbuasai running for Pak Nam PAO chief

Popular songstress Nantida Kaewbusai has entered politics, registering her candidacy for chief of the Samut Prakan Provincial Administration Organisation in the Dec 20 elections. Ms Nantida entered her name when registration of candidates for PAO elections in all provinces opened on Monday. Full story: Bangkok Post Sutthiwit Chayutworakan BANGKOK POSTRead More


Isan still supports Pheu Thai in local elections: Khon Kaen

A survey by Khon Kaen University, or Isan Poll, reveals that a majority of people in the Northeast Region will support the Pheu Thai Party in the upcoming local elections, Assistant Professor Suthin Wianwiwat said on Sunday. Mr Suthin, who supervised the poll, said the survey was conducted on June 19-21 on people in 20 […]Read More


Prayut Chan-o-cha returns as Prime Minister again

Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has ruled Thailand for the past five years after seizing power in a military coup 2014, has won the vote in the Parliament to return as the country’s 30th prime minister. Gen Prayut beat off his rival for the top political post, Thanathorn Jungroongruangkit of the Future Forward Party, after the […]Read More


Parliament to Select Prime Minister Next Wednesday

BANGKOK, May 31 (TNA) – The Parliament will select the prime minister next Wednesday, newly-endorsed House Speaker Chuan Leekpai announced on Friday. Chuan along with his two deputies, Suchart Tancharoen and Supachai Phosu, have been royally endorsed after they won the House votes on Sunday. Full story: tna.mcot.net TNARead More