The Democrat Party’s executive committee today (Monday) unanimously nominated Prof. Dr. Suchatvee Suwansawat, former rector of King Mongkut Institute of Technology’s Lat Krabang campus, as its sole candidate to run in the Bangkok gubernatorial election next year.
Democrat party leader Jurin Laksanawisit, also deputy prime minister and commerce minister, said that the party, Thailand’s oldest, welcomes a well-qualified “new blood” to the party, adding that he hopes Dr. Suchatvee will win the election and bring glory to the party.
The party introduced Dr. Suchatvee to members of the public this afternoon.
The party’s executive committee also approved a list of 50 candidates for the councilor elections in the 50 districts of Bangkok, scheduled to be held concurrently with the Bangkok governor’s election.
The candidates include 13 former district councilors and 37 new faces.
The Election Commission has not yet announced when the Bangkok gubernatorial election is to be held, but Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has hinted that the poll may be held in the middle of next year.
Source: Thai PBS World