07:05 GMT05 December 2020
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 34

    On February 8, the Thai Raksa Chart Party (Thai Save The Nation) stated that Princess Ubolratana had registered as the party's candidate for prime minister in March elections.

    The Thai Election Commission published on Monday its list of candidates who are eligible to run for prime minister, however, the name of a 67-year-old candidate — the elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Ubolratana, was absent.

    READ MORE: ‘Wild' Monarchy Moves as Thai King Shuts Down Sister's Bid to Run for PM

    This comes after last week, local media reported that the Thai Raksa Chart Party (Thai Save The Nation) announced that Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn's elder sister, 67-year-old Princess Ubolratana, had registered as the party's candidate for prime minister in the upcoming March elections.

    Thailand is expected to hold a general election on 24 March — for the first time since the 2014 military coup that saw Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister, Yingluck, who both served as prime minister, driven away from the country. 

    Prayut Chan-o-cha, the incumbent prime minister and the head of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO), a military leadership that has been ruling the country since 2014, will also run for office as the pro-military Palang Pracharath Party candidate.


    ‘Wild’ Monarchy Moves as Thai King Shuts Down Sister’s Bid to Run for PM
    Journo on Thai Princess Running for PM: 'We're Entering an Uncharted Territory'
    Thai Pop Idol Apologises for Wearing Nazi Top Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day
    election, Central Election Commission, Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, Thailand
    Community standardsDiscussion