Thursday, May 19, 2011

On the scale of 1 to 10....

Both major parties were well prepared this morning, the first day to apply for party list candidates. The Pheau Thai Party got No 1 from lots-drawing. The Democrats drew No 10.

Within minutes, posters bearing their respective numbers (which will be identical for both consituency balloting and party list votes) were being raised around the Thai-Japan Youth Center compound where the parties officially registered for the July 3 election.

"We are No 1. That's a great sign. It means, we will mean, for sure," declared Plodprasob Suraswadi, one of the deputy leaders of Pheau Thai.

Korbsak Sabhavasu, the Democrat party's campaign manager, was quick to tweet: "We got No 10. That means on the scale of 1 to 10, PM Abhisit gets full marks of 10!"

It' going to be a 1-10 electoral battle. That seems certain.

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