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Bangkok votes for governor in first election since 2014 coup

BANGKOK (AP) – Voters in the Thai capital headed to the polls yesterday to elect a new governor in a contest delayed by a military coup that still reflects a divided country with main candidates either supported by the conservative establishment or the liberal opposition.

A record 31 candidates entered the race, but the battle being watched most closely is between two who registered as independents.

One is former Transport Minister Chadchart Sittipunt, a front-runner, and the other Asawin Kwanmuang, who served as the military-appointed governor since 2016. He stepped down in March to contest the election.

More details on Monday’s Borneo Bulletin