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Thai princess disqualified as candidate for PM
February 11, 2019

In Thailand, Princess Ubolratana has been disqualified for running for Prime Minister.

The Thai Raksa Chart party had nominated Princess Ubolratana which is elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn as candidate for premier after the March 24 election.

However, a royal command from the king declared that the monarchy was above politics and describing his sister's candidacy as highly inappropriate.

The Election Commission of Thailand today formally scratched her candidacy and announced the name of candidates excluding Princess Ubolratana.