Election Posters 2006

Last look at election posters - July 31, 2006

This poster (right) has a thank you note pasted across it. It reads: Thank you for every vote that you cast for me. I intend to work in order to develop our Jatuchak district with my full ability. Mr. Anantachat (Ob) Buasuwan - Candidate No. 2 of Bangkok Councils of Jatuchak zone


(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Above left: Democrat Party - Join to push Bangkok to forward with your one valuable vote - Please vote for all the team of Democrats

Above right: Not handsome, but gets results - Bangkok councilor Candidate Somsak Rattanakangwanwong - Vote for No.1 - Your one vote has meaning - Vote all for District Councilors 8-14 ("Not handsome" Somsak is running against the Democrat's Pipat. The Democrats do seem to field boyish-looking candidates.)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Last look at election posters -July 24, 2006

Democrat sweeps 20 of 36 districts in Bangkok district council elections - The Nation, July 23, 2006

Right: The inset reads: Cheating on 16 projects - Solving traffic project

Left: TRT poster. The purple inset reads Garbage flows over the lane.

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Elephants voting - July 18, 2006

Left: Council member and district council member elections - 23 July 2006 - 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

"Mudslinging" posters and dirty tricks? - July 14, 2006

Right: The original sign reads: For two years, the BMA has not changed. Vote for Thai Rak Thai candidates to speed up BMA work... Next 2 years , Bangkok will improve - 23 July vote for Bangkok and district member elections - vote for all TRT

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)
Apirak stands by decision to axe posters - TRT 'slandered' city, complaint to EC laid - Bangkok Post, July 13, 2006
...He said Mr Ratthapol ordered certain posters to be torn down on the grounds that they contained content slanderous to the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), and did not carry information identifying who published them.
...''This is boring. We should spend time campaigning constructively, highlighting each party's policy,'' he said.
...Deputy BMA spokesman Thanom Onketpol said Mr Ratthapol has ordered all 50 district offices in Bangkok to remove all campaign posters carrying slanderous content against the BMA from the streets. These posters do not carry the identity of their publishers, nor the number of any election candidate, he said...

Row over campaign posters heads to court
- The Nation, July 13, 2006
...Rattapol said he ordered 50 district offices to remove those posters that did not carry the names or numbers of candidates but merely mudslinging messages.
More than 1,400 posters were removed from 28 districts...

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

July 13 - Offending posters begin to be modified in various ways

Left: The original sign with party and candidate numbers added

Below right: A panel stapled over the middle of the sign reads: Water is musty in the canal - Lots of mosquitos

Below left: A panel stapled over the middle of the sign (in Thai Rath headline-style font) reads: Prior arrangements to buy fire fighting vehicles rumoured losing 5000 million baht in tax revenue

It is peculiar that the signs were modified like this at the same time BMA is announcing it will sue TRT over these messages.

July 14 - The panels on the posters below have been removed.

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

Election poster - July 15, 2006

Right: Election poster for Mr. Pipat Labpratana, Bangrak district, Democrat Party for the Bangkok councilors election on July 23.

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

More elections - July 7, 2006
Elections for Bangkok councilors will be held on July 23. Above are posters for TRT (left) and the Democrats (right).

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)
Party election posters - April 22, 2006

Right: Jatujak District - April 30 - Please support - Good intention, Continuous (working), Develop Jatuchak - No. 1-8 - A quality team

Left: Democrat Party, Congress members of the district - Love our district - Love Bangkok - Vote the entire team of Democrats to congress for this district

(Photo: 2Bangkok.com)

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