Democrat leader Abhisit Vejjajiva runs with his deputy, Korn Chatikavajij, and other supporters run to catch up with M.R. Sukhumbhand Baripatra, former Bangkok governor, who is running for his second term. They were at Lumpini Park yeserday -- where their rival, Police Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, was also campaigning. Premier Yingluck Shinawatra and Khunying Sudarat Kaeyurapan, were out in full force to seek votes from local residents who were doing their daily exercise at Bangkok's biggest park.
Sukhumbandh is running under the slogan of an opposition candidate balancing the power of the ruling party. Pongpasat is campaign with the theme of "seamless" coordination with the government if he was elected as the next governor. The Democrats, with a strong base in the capital, can't afford to lose while Pheu Thai has to make a dent in Bangkok's middle-class.
Both sides have huge stakes in the outcome of the March 3 Bangkok governor election.