Explainer: Princess for PM - Why populists' royal election bid shook Thailand

Credit: Reuters India- Published on February 11, 2019
The political career of Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi lasted only three days, but in that time her declaration that she would be a candidate for prime minister in a March election shook up the kingdom.

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Published on February 8, 2019 -  00:35
Thailand Princess Lives As A Citizen
Reuters.com recently wrote, "The sister of Thailandโ€™s king said on Friday she was exercising her rights as a citizen in accepting a political partyโ€™s nomination for prime minister in a March general election." Princess Ubolratana posted on her Instagram, "I have relinquished my royal titles and lived as a commoner. I have accepted the Thai Raksa Chart Party nomination for prime minister to show my rights and freedom without any privileges above other fellow Thai citizens under the constitution.

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