Bangkok election candidates keep walking to woo votes


BANGKOK, Jan 28 – Pheu Thai Party leader Charupong Ruangsuwan said today that his party’s Bangkok campaign for the capital governorship will be intensified despite a recent poll which put party candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen at the forefront, far ahead of his strongest rival.

The interior minister said his party will revise and adjust some of the strategies with an emphasis on a house-to-house door-knocking campaign which he described as the beauty of democracy.

Meanwhile, Democrat candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra said he will carry on his own door-to-door campaign in Bangkok no matter what the poll results show.

Mr Sukhumbhand and Pol Gen Pongsapat continued their election campaigns in different areas of the capital today. Mr Sukhumbhand was accompanied by Democrat MPs and city councillors directly meeting the people in Thonburi, in western Bangkok, while candidate Pongsapat talked to residents in Din Daeng flats and nearby areas.

The Bangkok gubernatorial election is set for March 3.