From Arun, May 28, 2018
Title: The fight of two electric poles [or utility poles]
Left: Lung Kamnan
Right: Mr. Chuan Leekpai
[Refers to the coming election which might feature a competition between two men, both of whom were once members of the Democrat Party.
Former Democrat Party Suthep (left), leader of the People’s Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC), recently launched a new party to compete in the coming elections. The party pledges to support continued military rule. Suthep is known as “Lung Kamnan” for his earlier role as a village headman or “kamnan.”
Meanwhile, the win of Mahathir in Malaysia caused the Democrat Party to consider promoting former PM Chuan as the leader of the party to contest the election.
This cartoon shows a common place for election posters–on cement power poles. These utility poles are often thought of as referring to election time.]
From 2013: Another notable utility pole reference:
Running a power pole for Bangkok Governor
Return to the power pole to its owner
Buffaloes and the Electric Pole
People’s Revolution Knocks Down Thaksin’s Electric Pole
Power pole or Pheu Thai candidate?
Thaksin’s “Electric Pole” Candidate Laid to Rest