BANGKOK, March 3 (UPI) -- Sukhumbhand Paribatra was declared the winner of Sunday's governor election in Thailand after his opponent conceded.
Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen threw in the towel as Sukhumbhand racked up a record number of votes in his re-election bid.
"I promise you that I'll work harder and be more committed and that I'll serve the people of Bangkok -- the city I love, where I was born and raised, and will die," said the re-elected governor.
The Bangkok Post said Sukhumbhand also called on the Election Commission to verify the outcome after exit polls gave a slim edge to his opponent. "The result of the exit polls is inaccurate and it could mislead people and create confusion," Sukhumbhand said.
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