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Khon Baan Rao slides into clear majority in Phuket election



PHUKET: The Khon Baan Rao Party won 13 of 24 seats in the Phuket Provincial Administration Organization (PPAO) council election on Sunday, according to the preliminary vote count, giving the local “pink party” a clear majority.

Khon Baan Rao, meaning “People from Our House” and led by PPAO President Paiboon Upatising, lost six of the 19 seats the party contested. The remainder were won by independents, who had a healthy showing with 37 independent candidates contesting the 24 seats available.

The heavy rains on Sunday may have played a part in fewer voters than expected turning out at polling stations to cast votes, said PPAO Chief Administrative Officer (Palad) Manop Leelasuthanon.

“A total of 97,816 voters showed up at the polls across the island, which is 41.75 per cent of the total number of 234,265 eligible voters.

“Of those, 2,859 selected the “No Vote” option, and there were 9,992 spoiled ballots,” he added.

In accordance with the Election Act, the results have been sent to the Election Commission in Bangkok for confirmation. The commission has 30 days to confirm or reject the results.

“We have yet to receive any complaints of any candidates breaching election laws,” Mr Manop said.

The preliminary results for all seats were:

Muang District

Electorate No 1:

Thanatphat Thaneerat (Independent) – 1,223 votes
Rungsun Khonthong (Independent) – 1,207 votes

Electorate No 2:

Saroj Angkanapilas (Khon Ban Rao party) – 1,485 votes

Electorate No 3:

Boon-oom Uajittrakul (Independent) – 1,692 votes

Electorate No 4:

Prasit Sinsaowapark (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,766 votes

Electorate No 5:

Supreeya Iamwiwatthanakul (Khon Baan Rao party) – 994 votes
Lek Thongpaen (Independent) – 891 votes

Electorate No 6:

Charat Apicharttrakul (Independent) – 1,681 votes
Chartchai Chuachit (Independent) – 841 votes
Jiratheep Nawarak (Khon Baan Rao party) – 664 votes

Electorate No 7:

Somkid Suphab,(Independent) – 1,459 votes
Kecha Chuachit (Independent) – 968 votes
Thongchai Kaewthong (Independent) – 788 votes
Ampol Oart (Independent) – 328 votes
Jirapol Sinthong (Independent) – 124 votes

Electorate No 8:

Wisansaya Polsin (Khon Baan Rao party) – 2,174 votes
Kittichai Jitprasan (Independent) – 612 votes

Electorate No 9:

Choosak Sematrakul (Khon Baan Rao party) – 2,288 votes
Detch Sae-Tiaw (Independent) – 1,702 votes
Chaiwat Sae-Tan (Independent) – 426 votes

Electorate No 10:

Theera Jiasakul (Khon Ban Rao party) – 1,838 votes
Mongkol Nilphusri (Independent) – 1,288 votes

Electorate No 11:

Pradit Saengjan (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,491 votes
Warunee Ngarntassananukul (Independent) – 1,354 votes
Supajak Jampasits (Independent) – 262 votes

Electorate No 12:

Nuanjan Samart (Independent) – 2,149 votes
Saman Karaket (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,997 votes

Electorate No 13:

Manoo Kiawkram (Independent) – 1,004 votes
Worawit Kwankaew (Independent) – 696 votes
Patibat Suwan (Khon Baan Rao party) – 552 votes
Somchai Kongsamret (Independent) – 487 votes
Pradit Choksakulpan (Independent) – 379 votes

Electorate No 14:

Pornthep Charmkao (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,617 votes
Opart Chobdee (Independent) – 1,367 votes
Chamroen Nhuplad (Independent) – 1,362 votes
Surapa Malithong (Independent) – 203 votes

Electorate No 15:

Kraiwut Kumbaan (Khon Baan Rao party) – 2,738 votes
Narit Rodnakares (Independent) – 1,423 votes


Electorate No 1:

Sitthichok Detchpiban (Independent) – 3,201 votes
Anuparp Wetchwanichsanong (Independent) – 2,942 votes

Electorate No 2:

Kamron Phanthip (Independent) – 1,714 votes
Sarttra Kankanok (Independent) – 1,644 votes
Sawat Matchawet (Khon Baan Rao party) – 983 votes

Electorate No 3:

Sanya Singsrida (Independent) – 2,806 votes
Sommit Suebsin (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,462 votes

Electorate No 4:

Sanya Srimuang (Independent) – 3,639 votes
Sanit Siriwat (Independent) – 1,289 votes

Electorate No 5:

Sakchai Chaowai (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,868 votes
Wirat Laolang (Independent) – 1,480 votes

Electorate No 6:

Prawat Pimanprom (Independent) – 2,488 votes
Narong Singkala (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,631 votes


Electorate No 1:

Boonyong Jirapisitthikul (Khon Baan Rao party) – 1,984 votes
Jakkree Buatangtansakul (Independent) – 1,395 votes

Electorate No 2:

Prasan Pratheep Na Thalang (Khon Baan Rao party) – 2,902 votes
Charoen Tonnam (Independent) – 1,895 votes

Electorate No 3:

Sonthaya Soontharak (Khon Baan Rao party) – 2,185 votes
Santhi Atthasab (Independent) – 1,937 votes

— Kritsada Mueanhawong


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