Bangkok City and District Council Election – Part 1

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Above: Two defaced Democrat Party campaign posters


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Left: The sign reads: Moving ahead Bangkok, moving ahead Thailand - Sithiwat Cheeravinit (Khaew) - Bangkok council candidate of Dindaeng district - Vote for number 1-7 (the whole team)

The sign pasted on Abhisit's face reads: Pathumwanaram temple 6 dead [referring to the protesters shot in the grounds of the temple in central Bangkok as the Red Shirt protest was being dispersed]

The spray-painted words: 91 dead bodies [referring to the death toll from the Red SHirt protests]

Right: The sign reads: New Politics Party - Sathorn District - Please vote [number] 1 - Mrs. Kannika (Areesaman) Witchulada - (Bangkok Council candidate) Chulalongkorn, Faculty of Education, BA - Bangkok acknowledges and changes - Bangkok district representative candidate 15-21 - Honest, devoted, brave, team working


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The sign reads: Democrat Party - Please vote Bangkok Council candidate Tawatchai Pinonthaya no.2 - Sathorn district - please exercise your right on 29 August 2010


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The sign reads: News Politics Party - honest, devoted, brave and skilled - Come out come out come out!! [come out to vote in the election] - Stop - the old politics - asking for chance to begin - new politics - new Bangkok - 29 August 2010 vote Bangkok Council candidate and Bangkok district representative candidate the whole team - Bangkok acknowledge and change


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The sign reads: Corruption involving with 16 projects - Solving traffic problem - [causing] Bangkok people to lose opportunity - Pheu Thai asks for Bangkok council candidate and Bangkok district representative to check on behalf of Bangkok people - Pheu Thai Party


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The sign reads: Spending more than 7 billion - Trash full everywhere in town - Dirty smelling water - Mosquitoes everywhere in the city - Pheu Thai asks for Bangkok council candidate and Bangkok district representative to check on behalf of Bangkok people - Pheu Thai Party


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The sign reads: Spending more than 4 billion [but] the flood occurs every time it rains - Pheu Thai asks for Bangkok council candidate and Bangkok district representative to check [to oversee the work of the Governor] on behalf of Bangkok people - Pheu Thai Party


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The sign reads: Pheu Thai - Choose the new generation to develop Sathorn - BRT traffic jam--is this the presented work? [something like "is this their idea of a solution?] Bangkok Council candidate 3 - Bangkok district representative the whole team 1 to 7 - Pairat Piwanrai - [the name of candidate team] Chaiyod, Sawaeng, Supachai, Punnapat, Thanomsin, Bandit, Charn

[Thaksin-related parties have always been hostile to mass transit in practice (although his parties have sometimes campaigned on bringing mass transit to the city, but then cancelled the plans after the elections).]


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The sign reads: New Politics Party - Sathorn District - Please vote [number] 1 - Mrs. Kannika (Areesaman) Witchulada - (Bangkok Council candidate) Chulalongkorn, Faculty of Education, BA - Bangkok acknowledges and change - Bangkok district representative candidate 15-21 - Honest, devoted, brave, team working


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The left sign reads: Bangkok Council candidate for Sathorn district [number] 1 – Bangkok acknowledges and changes - Bangkok district representative 15-21 - The new politics party - honest, devoted, brave and skilled

The right sign reads: 16 year have passed, what do Sathorn people get? Are you bored? - Bangkok Council candidate 3 - Bangkok district representative number 1-7



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The sign reads: The New Politics Party - honest, devoted, brave and skilled [professional] - 29 August 2010, enter the booth for the whole team - Phra Nakorn district people acknowledge and change - Ratchayurh Sirayothinpakdee (Amornthep Amornrattananon) - Gather heart to exercise the right to vote for Bangkok Council member and Bangkok district representatives of the New Politics Party for Phra Nakorn district
[Like many posters around town, this one has been vandalized.]


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The sign reads: No. 1 - Prapon (Toon) Netrangsee - Today [my] moral support is a full 100%, the missing thing is your vote support [meaning he has100% moral support from his followers and now wants them to vote for him] - 29 August 2010


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The sign reads: Change! For Bangrak - Pheu Thai Party - Piyawat - Khunawut - Kanachoke - Siwakorn - Thanawat - Sudarat - Thani - Porntiwa - Bangkok Council member No. 2 - Thani Boopawes - and team Bangkok district representative Number 8-14 - box for public opinion [area for the public to make notes] - Sunday 29 August 2010  8.00-15.00 o'clock


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This is a close up of the "box for public opinion" part of the above sign.
It reads: Box for the public opinion - Help get rid of the cheating people, eating (taking possession of) the city. The forest... everything is gone... get rid of them!
May you win the election
Pheu Thai please maintain goodness like the people of Satupradit love Thailand
People from Kanchanaburi want the good country to be returned... Will your whole team win?

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