Thailand to hold by-election next week with race almost a rerun of March vote

Election campaign posters of the Future Forward Party and the Chart Thai Pattana Party in Nakhon Pathom province. ST PHOTO: HATHAI TECHAKITTERANUN
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NAKHORN PATHOM - Thailand is heading for a by-election next Wednesday (Oct 23) with three others in the pipeline, and their outcomes will be crucial for a governing coalition with a razor-thin majority in the Lower House of Parliament.

The election is taking place in a district in Nakhon Pathom province, an hour's drive from Bangkok. Voters are predominantly from the lower middle class and most are working in small and medium-sized enterprises as well as in manufacturing.

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