Summary of the result of candidate registration for the elections of Governor of Bangkok and Members of Bangkok Metropolitan Council

Mr. Khachit Chatchawanit, Permanent Secretary for the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA), in his capacity as Director of Local Elections for Bangkok, had a press conference on the result of candidate registration for the elections of Governor of Bangkok and Members of Bangkok Metropolitan Council.

The Director of Local Elections for Bangkok scheduled the candidate registration for the elections of Governor of Bangkok and Members of Bangkok Metropolitan Council during March 31 – April 4, 2022, and the candidate registration had been organized smoothly and in orderly manner.  After closing the registration, the total number of 31 candidates have registered for the election of Governor of Bangkok, dividing into 25 male candidates and 6 female candidates.  The oldest candidate is 75 years old and the youngest is 43 years old.  

Regarding the result of the candidate registration for the election of Members of Bangkok Metropolitan Council, the total of 382 candidates have registered for the election in 50 districts.  The districts with the highest number of candidates for Members of BMC, which is 10 candidates, are Dusit district and Suan Luang district.  The districts with the lowest number of candidates for Members of BMC, which is 6 candidates, are the following 8 districts: Samphanthawong district, Taling Chan district, Phasi Charoen district, Nong Khaem district, Bang Phlat district, Din Daeng district, Bang Sue district, and Khan Na Yao district.  The youngest candidate, 25 years old, has registered for the election in Lat Krabang district.  The oldest candidate, which is 82 years old, has registered for the election in Ratchathewi district.

After the candidate registration for the elections of Governor of Bangkok and Members of Bangkok Metropolitan Council is closed, Director of Local Elections for Bangkok will examine correctness of candidate’s application and qualifications.  The names of all candidates who are eligible for candidacy in the election will be announced within 7 days since the date of the closing of candidate registration which will be on April 11, 2022.

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