The Move Forward Party’s decisive success in yesterday’s general election has been reflected in Phuket, where the party took all 3 seats. The Phuket News reports that unofficial results have confirmed wins for the party in all 3 constituencies.
The young party, that’s won the most seats in the new parliament, also swept Bangkok, winning all 33 constituencies in the capital.
Somchart Techathavorncharoen is the presumed, but not yet official, winner in Constituency 1, made up of the Phuket Town sub-districts of Talad Yai and Talad Neua, Koh Kaew, and Ratsada. Somchart got 18,604 votes and took to Facebook to thank all those who voted for him.
“Thank you to all the trust that the people of Phuket have given me today. From now on, the Move Forward Party and I will continue to push for progressive policy issues. Let’s make the Thailand that we dream of together come true as soon as possible.”
Piya Sidokbuap from the Ruam Thai Sang Chart Party came in second in Constituency 1, with 16,086 votes, with Jirayut Songyos from the Palang Pracharat Party in third place with 10,470 votes.
Move Forward also took Constituency 2, with Chalermpong Saengdee garnering 21,913 votes in Wichit, Chalong, Rawai, Karon, Patong and Kamala. Ruam Thai Sang Chart also came in second here, with Nuanchan Samart getting 14,967 votes, and Wongsakorn Chanakij of the Bhumjaithai Party coming in third, with 9,596 votes.
In Constituency 3, which is made up of the northern district of Thalang and the sub-district of Kathu, Move Forward’s Thitikan Thitipruekthikul was declared the winner, with 20,421 votes. This was followed by Orathai Kerdsup from the Chat Phatthana Kla Party, who garnered 16,469 votes, and Wiwat Jindapol of the Bhumjaithai Party in third place, with 13,692 votes.
The Phuket News reports that voting at the island’s 377 polling stations largely passed off without incident yesterday. However, an elderly man in Thalang was spoken to by police after ripping his ballot paper. His family later explained that the man had presumed a dotted line on the paper meant he was meant to tear that section off.
Phuket’s ballots now get sent to the headquarters of Thailand’s Election Commission in Bangkok for official confirmation.
SOURCE: The Phuket News