PHUKET: Former Patong Mayor Pian Keesin, recently found guilty of vote fraud, is back on the battlefield for the chance to reclaim his position as leader of Phuket’s premier party town.

Registration opened yesterday for Patong Mayor potentials and municipality council members amid a crowd of supporters.

So far, Mr Pian has only one opponent, former Phuket MP Chalermluck Kebsab.