Thai by-election next week almost a re-run of March polls

Campaign posters for the Future Forward Party (left) and Chart Thai Pattana Party in Nakhon Pathom province. Future Forward's Chumpita Juntarakajorn, who won in March, resigned for health reasons.
Campaign posters for the Future Forward Party (left) and Chart Thai Pattana Party in Nakhon Pathom province. Future Forward's Chumpita Juntarakajorn, who won in March, resigned for health reasons.ST PHOTO: HATHAI TECHAKITTERANUN

Outcomes of this and 3 others crucial for a governing coalition with razor-thin majority

Thailand is heading for a by-election on Wednesday, with three others in the pipeline. Their outcomes will be crucial for a governing coalition with a razor-thin majority in the Lower House of Parliament.

The vote is taking place in a district in Nakhon Pathom province, an hour's drive from Bangkok. Voters are mostly from the lower middle class, with the majority working in small and medium-sized enterprises and manufacturing.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 18, 2019, with the headline 'Thai by-election next week almost a re-run of March polls'. Print Edition | Subscribe