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Army personnel were allowed to vote freely without pressure from their superiors and the majority chose Pheu Thai candidate Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen to become the new Bangkok governor, according to an army source after the ballot count at booths near their units. 

The results were drawn from the counting of ballots cast at polling stations in front of military divisions on Samsen Road in Dusit district that included the 11th Military Circle, the Signals Department, the Anti-Aircraft Artillery Division and the Army Ordnance Department.

According to the vote count, more than 70 per cent of eligible voters in green in the district cast a ticket for the Pheu Thai candidate while a minority went for MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra of the Democrat Party, who unofficially has won Sunday’s gubernatorial election.

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