Tensions rise with Thai election commission to rule on princess running for PM
Monday, 11 February 2019 Thailand's Election Commission will consider on Monday the surprise nomination of a Thai princess as a prime ministerial candidate in March elections after her brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, called it "inappropriate" and unconstitutional.
Thailand's election panel has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning, short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn's words that royalty should be "above politics". Ed Giles reports.
Thailand's first general election since a military coup five years ago was thrown into disarray on Monday as two opposition parties alleged cheating and the election commission said it could be weeks..
Sudarat Keyuraphan, Pheu Thai Party's prime minister candidate, speaks during a news conference at Pheu Thai Party headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha BANGKOK..
FILE PHOTO: An electoral staff member shows a ballot during vote counting at the general election in Mae Hong Son, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Ann Wang BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai election officials..