Maybe I picked the wrong time to come back to Thailand…


Thailand court bans party that nominated princess for PM

Thai Raksa Chart party was closely aligned with Thaksin Shinawatra, the ex-premier who lost power in 2006

An opposition political party that attempted to nominate a member of the royal family as prime minister in Thailand’s upcoming election has been dissolved with immediate effect and its executives given a 10-year ban from politics.

In a ruling announced on Thursday afternoon, Thailand’s constitutional court declared that Thai Raksa Chart, a political party formed only in October last year, had violated the constitution by putting forward Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, the older sister of the king, to be its chosen candidate for prime minister.

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