The race is on for the city governorship even though candidate registration does not take place until next Monday.
Six challengers have expressed an intent to take on former governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra for the seat. MR Sukhumbhand quit the post last week to run for a second term.
The latest to join the race is Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen, who quit as former deputy national police chief and former secretary-general of the Office of the Narcotics Control Board to contest the race on behalf of the Pheu Thai Party.
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