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.
Election campaign posters of the Future Forward Party and the Chart Thai Pattana Party in Nakhon Pathom province.ST PHOTO: HATHAI TECHAKITTERANUN

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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