The Thai Cabinet has passed a resolution for municipal elections at all levels to be held nationwide, as proposed by the Election Commission, with polling tentatively scheduled for March 28th.
Secretary-general Pol Col Jarungvith Phumma informed cabinet of the agency’s preparedness to hold elections for the mayors and councillors of municipalities of all levels throughout the country.
The municipal elections, the first since the military coup in May 2014, follow the provincial administration organisation polls on December 20st.
Deputy Public Health Minister Sathit Pitutecha posted a confirmation of the cabinet decision on his Facebook page: “The cabinet has passed a resolution for the election of mayors and members of municipal councils to be held nationwide. If without change, the elections will be held on March 28th.”
As for the Hua Hin municipality positions, there are currently three groups that have announced their intentions to run, with the lead candidates being the incumbent mayor Nopporn Wittikul, with challengers Than Awsuwan and Udorn Olsson.