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    18 candidates register to run for Bangkok governor on first day

    Online Reporters, Published on 21/01/2013

    » BANGKOK - A total of 18 people entered their names to run in the March 3 election for the job of Bangkok governor when candidacy registration opened on Monday.

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    Place of birth: Sukhumvit Soi 71

    Terry Fredrickson, Published on 24/01/2013

    » Volunteers helped a woman give birth when she went into labour on a busy Bangkok street – with the moment filmed by a passing journalist on his iPhone.

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    Reality checks on candidates

    News, Published on 22/02/2013

    » It was inconvenient to many of the candidates, but the invasion of expert opinion into the race for Bangkok governor managed to lay down a few facts about campaign fudging. Three men who actually know about the subject recently challenged the three men who lead the polls for the March 3 election. The result was a careful and realistic look at the promises on the campaign trail, particularly for traffic and transport. Voters should heed their statements before they head for the polls.

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    When you say nothing at all

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 21/02/2013

    » It was supposed to be a stage for Bangkok governor candidates to debate their policies to make the capital a more livable city if they were elected. Four candidates were invited to the "Vote Bike 2013: Less Car, More Space" forum at Santichaiprakarn Park last Sunday.

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    Wheels within wheels

    Life, Sirinya Wattanasukchai, Published on 27/02/2013

    » Bicycles have never been sexy in the eyes of candidates for Bangkok governor - but that all changed with this election. In their race for votes, candidates are all-too-often seen mingling with citizens on public buses, visiting markets, or helping the underprivileged. This time around, they are testing their mettle with the pedals, as the two-wheeled mode of transport has become the latest fashion in photo opportunities. Some candidates embraced the bike to the point they promised to pedal to the office, if elected.

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    Politics must begin with idea of public service

    News, Wasant Techawongtham, Published on 01/03/2013

    » This Sunday Bangkokians will decide who they will entrust with the responsibility of running the city for the next four years. In this election campaign more than any in recent memory, Bangkok voters appear to be having a hard time deciding who should get the job.

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    Election made easy

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 01/03/2013

    » The election for Bangkok Governor will take place this Sunday (March 3). We know how hard it can be to simply even choose a restaurant to dine at with your friends, so we totally understand if some may feel a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of selecting just one out of many candidates vying for the position. But fear not, as we will help you get through this day of monumental importance with our very own guide to the election.

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    Dems unbowed by governor poll drift

    News, Post Reporters, Published on 04/02/2013

    » The Democrat Party will tackle the flagging popularity of its Bangkok governor election candidate Sukhumbhand Paribatra by emphasising seven core policies aimed at boosting quality of life.

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    Pongsapat: Free school buses, too

    Online Reporters, Published on 04/02/2013

    » Pheu Thai Party candidate for Bangkok governor Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen promoted a policy of free school bus services in outer suburban Bangkok, while his Democrat Party rival MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra explained his flood prevention plan to people living in the eastern part of the capital on Monday.

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    Dems want Pongsapat probed over car deal

    News, Published on 06/02/2013

    » The Democrat Party is taking aim at Bangkok governor candidate Pongsapat Pongcharoen over a 10 billion police car lease deal he signed.

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