Just 23 days to go

Friday, 10 June 2011 From Issue Vol. XIX No. 23 By  Pratchaya Kerdthong

Pattaya has officially begun counting down the days until Thailand’s general election, keeping the important polls squarely on people’s minds with 90 signboards.

The city Public Relations Department installed the countdown signs in front of Pattaya City Hall and throughout the city showing the number of days left until the July 3 national vote. The message is: people should keep the polls in mind and cast their ballots.

Pattaya has installed signboards throughout the area to count down days until the national election on July 3 and the local election on July 10. Pattaya has installed signboards throughout the area to count down days until the national election on July 3 and the local election on July 10.

Arguably one of the most-important elections the country has staged in the past two decades, the vote will determine whether the ruling Democratic Party can retain office or whether the Pheu Thai Party can return to power.

Chief city spokeswoman Panchita Theerapopaisan said the 90 countdown signs are also important reminders for people to vote on July 10 for city council seats in zones 1 and 2. Furthermore, the Election Coordination Center for the Pattaya City Council members was opened on the fourth floor of city hall as well.

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