Bangkok Governor Candidates 2004


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Above: Candidate posters at the Pracha Songkhro intersection.

The 2004 Bangkok Governor candidates

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Those of you not in Bangkok may be interested to see some of the political posters for the Bangkok Governor race in the Suthisarn area. These are mostly the approximately 2 x 1 meter posters designed to be wired around cement power poles. They are often criticized for blocking the view of cars pulling out of sois.

We think this is the only list we have seen in English of every candidate.

A prevalent theme is development--with candidates standing in front of construction or highways and wearing hard-hats.



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Left: Apirak Kosayothin (#1 -website) - As a 'respected businessman' and the Democrat party candidate, Apirak is very much the traditional candidate--the sedate, young, well-educated, serious businessman who thus should be competent. His success or failure will likely influence if this kind of candidate still has a place in the increasingly aggressive Thai political climate.

Right: Waranchai Chokchana (#2)


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Right: Chalerm Yubamrung (#3 - website) - Veteran political well-known for his unThai-like accusations and speaking style in Parliament and the rambunctious antics of his sons. Much has been made of how he has softened his image in his campaign posters.

Left: A Chalerm poster put up before the numbers for candidates were assigned (notice the empty box for the number).


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Right: Kittisak Thiravisit (#4)


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Left: Mana Mahasuveerachai makes the most of his endorsement by Chumlong Srimuang, a former MP and Bangkok Governor widely considered to be a man of honesty and integrity.

Right: Mana Mahasuveerachai (#5 -website)

August 10, 2004: We wrote all the Bangkok Governor candidates to point out this page and Dr. Mana responded:
First of all, thank you very much for being interested in my web site. It is my honor to have a space on your page.
If you have any further questions, regarding to my policies or others, please do not hesitate to ask. I would try to answer the best I can, as time allows.
Regards,
Mana Mahasuverachai


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Left: Lena Jangjanja (#6 -website - an interesting site with photos of Lena in her swimsuit, with the Miss Elephant contestants, in a garbage dump, and at the dog pound)



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Above & right: Paveena Hongsakul (#7 - website) - Women and children's rights advocate and the ruling Thai Rak Thai party's candidate (as of August 16 she is denying this). The Nation beat us in pointing out how Paveena in heavy makeup (above) looks very much like candidate Leena (#6)


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Left: Peerapong Thanompongphan (#8 - website) - Former deputy transport minister


Right: Metta Temchamnan (#9)


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Left: Wirasak Uppatham (#10)

Right: Karoon Chandrangsu (#11 - website)


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Left: Wuthipong Priabjareeyawat (#12 - website) - Wuthipong is an academic and usually only mentioned in the press as saying the press is not covering his candidacy enough. One of the rarer poster to find with only 20-30,000 to be posted according to The Nation.

Right: Udom Thepachat (#13)

 


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Left: Kobsak Chutikul on a billboard (#14 - website) - Should be the hardest poster to find with only 2000-3000 to be printed. Kobsak is trying to capitalize on the 'gay-vote' by promising to make Bangkok a gay-friendly city.

Right: Chuwit Kamolvisit (#15 - website - great flash animation and downloads of his funny campaign ads). Chuwit, formerly know as the "king of commercial sex" for his ownership of many prominent massage parlors, has gained a surprising following among cynical voters no longer impressed by the usual businessmen and government bureaucrats offered by the traditional parties. Past 2Bangkok.com info on Chuwit: Chuwit's campaign HQ, Chuwit riding the Skytrain, massage parlor scandal & background on Chuwit


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Left: Sumet Tanthanasirikul (#16)

Right: Withaya Jungkobwattana (#17)


Left: Somsak Kongmak (#18)

Right: Bhichit Rattakul (#19 -website) His first group of posters did not feature his photo. Bhichit was Bangkok Governor from 1996-2000 and remembered for his crackdown on polluting vehicles.


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Left: Thawatchai Sajjakul (#20) - Former Bangkok MP who quit the race almost immediately and will now be part of Pavena's (#6) team of advisors if she is elected.

Right: Nitipoom Naowarat (#21 -website) - A Thai Rath newspaper columnist

 


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Left: Vara Buntunat (#22) (website)

Also: Articles on the 2004 Bangkok Governor campaign
Also: Bangkok Governor polls
Also: Thai Photoshoppers parody the campaign posters

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