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Phuket City elections on Sunday

Legacy Phuket Gazette

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PHUKET CITY: Despite intermittent downpours throughout the day, sound trucks carrying political hopefuls plied the streets of Phuket City today in a last-minute bid to drum up support for their candidates in the hotly-contested Phuket City Municipality election to be held on Sunday.

The mayoral race pits incumbent Somjai Suwannasuppana of the Khon Noom (Young Turks) party against her former deputy Ayuth Tansiriroj and his Chao Baan Sarng San (Creative Village People) party.

There are 24 city council seats up for grabs. Each party has fielded six candidates in each of the four polling districts. There will be 69 polling stations around the city, many of them at schools.

There are 44,637 eligible voters, according to the Phuket Election Committee.

Unfortunately, the weather forecast anticipates continued thunderstorms throughout the weekend.

The mandatory ban on alcohol sales will go into effect from 6 pm on Saturday to midnight Sunday.

Only entertainment venues and retail outlets in Phuket City (tambons Talad Yai and Talad Neua) will be affected.

 

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