Bangkok residents spoilt for choice in governor election with 30 candidates in the race

Among those vying for the attention of the 4.5 million eligible voters is former transport minister Chadchart Sittipunt. PHOTO: AFP
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BANGKOK - Thirty candidates ranging from a firebrand politician to a former office-holder dubbed the "world's strongest minister" are in the race to be Bangkok's next governor.

Residents of the Thai capital will head to the polls on May 22 to choose a new governor for the first time in nine years.

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