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Five register as candidates for Phuket Senate poll

PHUKET: As predicted by election officials, five people registered as candidates today (March 4) on the first day of registration for the Senate elections that will take place on Sunday, March 30.


By Suthicha Sirirat

Tuesday 4 March 2014, 05:54PM


Supporters garland lawyer Chaiyod Panyawai as he arrives to register his candidacy.

Supporters garland lawyer Chaiyod Panyawai as he arrives to register his candidacy.

After they registered the five, all men, were invited to draw a number for their campaign posters and for the ballot sheets.

The desirable No 1 went to Bamrung Rungroeng, with Chaiyod Panyawai picking No 2, Songwut Hongyok getting No 3, Chaiyen Muangman No 4, and Manot Panchalart No 5.

Vice-Governor Somkiet Sangkhaosutthirak, who observed the registration, said, “So far we have received no complaints that any of the candidates is not eligible to run for election.

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“We will open 363 polling booths across the island for this election. We expect voter turnout to be around 60 per cent.”

The winner will replace Tanyarat Achariyachai, who has been Phuket’s elected senator for the past six years.

 

 

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