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Phuket elections: no alcohol sales in Chalong, Rassada

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: Alcohol sales will be banned in Chalong and Rassada from 6pm today till midnight on tomorrow due to local elections to be held tomorrow in those Phuket subdistricts.

Phuket Election Commission Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit told the Phuket Gazette that Chalong has two voting districts with 7,135 and 7,497 eligible voters, respectively.

The mayoral candidates are Thanapong Koudom and Somran Jindapol. There are also 27 candidates contesting 12 council seats, six in each voting district.

An official from the Chalong Tambon Administration Organization told the Gazette that Chalong is currently subdivided into 10 villages, known in Thai as “moo”.

From one to 10, they are: Baan Khao Noi, Baan Bon Suan, Baan Palai, Baan Na Yai, Baan Nakok, Baan Chalong, Baan Wat Mai, Baan Kok Sai, Baan Kok Tanode and Baan Yodsane, respectively.

Meanwhile, campaigning in Rassada Municipality has been fierce in recent weeks, with incumbent Surathin “Ko Seng” Lianudom and his Klum Rak Rassada team facing a strong challenge from Phudit Raksarat and his team.

Rassada has two electoral districts, of 15,559 and 13,926 voters, respectively, Director Kittipong noted.

Thirty-nine candidates are vying for 12 council seats, six in each district.

A Rassada Municipality official told the Gazette that the sprawling subdistrict, which borders Phuket Town on the East and North is divided into seven moo – Baan Koh Sireh, Baan Bang Chee Lao, Baan Kuku, Baan Laem Tukkae, Baan Thungka, Baan Lakkongsee and Baan Ta Rua Mai.

— Chutharat Plerin


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