Leading opposition party ‘Pheu Thai’ wins Bangkok ‘Laksi-Chatuchak’ by-election

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Surachart Thienthong from Pheu Thai Party won a by-election in Constituency 9 (Laksi-Chatuchak) with 29,416 votes, according to an unofficial vote result from the Election Commission.

Pheu Thai Party’s candidate Surachart Thienthong won a by-election in Constituency 9 with 29,416 votes, according to an unofficial vote result from the Election Commission.

Samran Tanpanich, director of the EC’s Bangkok office, announced the unofficial victory of Mr Surachart at 8.40pm. The first runner-up was Krunphol Tiansuwan from the Move Forward Party who received 20,361 votes, followed by Atavit Suwannapakdee of the Kla Party who had 20,047 votes. Palang Pracharath Party’s candidate Saralrasmi Jenjaka got 7,906 votes.



Mr Samran said 52.68% of eligible voters in Constituency 9 (Laksi-Chatuchak) turned out to cast their votes. The turnout was lower than its previous level in 2019 at 74.54%.

The vote result needed confirmation from at least three members of the EC’s committee supervising the by-election before being submitted to the EC for the official announcement. The process would take 60 days, Mr Samran said. (TNA)