The unofficial tally shows that Chadchart Sittipunt, as an independent candidate, has won the election for Bangkok governor. The official announcement will be made within seven days by the Election Commission if no petition is raised.
As of 22:00 local time in Bangkok, Thailand, the overall tally was 93% completed. 1,282,191 voters gave their trust to Chadchart, pushing him to the number one spot in the race. The runner up is Democrat Party’s Suchatchavee Suwansawas with 235,649 votes and the third spot falls to Moving Forward Party’s Wiroj Lakkhanaadisorn with 235,295 votes.
Chadchart Sittipunt, age 55, is a Thai politician, who served as the Minister of Transport from 2012 to 2014 when Yingluck Shinawatra was the Prime Minister and later overthrown by a coup, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha.
He graduated high school from Chulalongkorn University Demonstration School and Triam Udom Suksa School. Later, he completed a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering (First Class Honors) from Chulalongkorn University and then Master of Structural Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Doctor of Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the USA with Ananda Mahidol Foundation Scholarship in 1987.
In January 2015, Chadchart was appointed as CEO and Managing Director of Quality Houses Public Company Limited (SET: QH). Later in late December 2018, he resigned from the position and returned to work in the Pheu Thai Party.