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Bangkok 12th district

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Electorate  107,261 (2011)
Bangkok 12th district
Area  Don Mueang (Si Kan, Don Mueang)
Representatives  Tankhun Jitt-itsara (Democrat Party)

Bangkok 12th district is an electoral district in Bangkok.


In 2011 election, the district covers most of Don Mueang, except Khaeng Sanam Bin, which was redistricted to be part of Bangkok 11th district. The seat is currently held by Tankhun Jitt-itsara (DEM) after winning the by-election on 16 June 2013.


The electoral district covers the whole district of Bangkok Noi, Bang Phlat, Taling Chan and Thawi Watthana. 3 representatives are elected to the National Assembly.


The electoral district covers the area of Khwaeng Don Mueang and Khwaeng Sanam Bin of Don Mueang District. 1 representative is elected to the National Assembly.


On June 20, 2012 the Electoral Commission decided by a majority to red-card Karun Hosakul after finding him guilty of making false accusations defaming rival candidate Tankhun Jitt-itsara and the Democrat Party at campaign rallies in Don Mueang area at Boon-Anant market on June 3, 2011 and Kosum Ruamjai market on June 12, 2011 during the lead-up to the July 2, 2011 general election. The Electoral Commission subsequently submitted its finding and recommendation to the Supreme Court's Election Cases Division on July 15, 2012, seeking a final order.

On May 9, 2013 Supreme Court's Election Cases Division disqualified and imposed a five-year electoral rights ban on Karun Hosakul and ordered the Election Commission to hold a by-election in Bangkok's constituency 12 to replace him.

On May 13, 2013 Democrat Party's Executive Committee chose Tankhun Jitt-itsara for the second time to run for Don Mueang's seat. A day later, Pheu Thai Party's Executive Committee chose Yuranunt Pamornmontri, a party list MP, as the candidate for the special election. He then resigned from his House seat on May 27, 2013 to run for the vacant seat.

The Research Centre at Bangkok University, based its conclusion on interviews with 764 people aged 18 years and over in Constituency 12 (Don Mueang), between May 27 and 30, found that 29% of the respondents said they backed Mr Tankhun, and 26.7% named Mr Yuranunt. But 28.9% had not yet made a decision and 13.4% said they had someone in mind but would not say who it was. When asked about their criteria for making decisions, 46.3% said the candidate's personality, competence and past performance; 32.9% said policy; and 19.5% said the candidate’s political party mattered. But 1.3% said they would vote for an independent candidate.


Bangkok 12th district Wikipedia

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