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Fun on the gruelling campaign trail

Electioneering involves a lot of hard graft, but for the candidates' helpers, it's pretty cool

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As candidates for Bangkok governor hide their jitters over the election outcome behind beaming smiles, their accompanying campaigners are having fun behind the scenes after long days and exhausting work. 

A strong team of election campaigners for Bangkok governor hopeful Kosit Suvinitjit showed up on the first day of candidate registration late last month. The electioneering period is a golden time for young people to earn extra money and gain experience in local politics. APICHART JINAKUL

Groups of young women and men in bright colours relentlessly raise placards showing photos of their candidates as they follow their "bosses" everywhere.

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