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Tensions rise with Thai election commission to rule on princess running for PM

Reuters India 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.
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Thailand election panel disqualifies princess 01:25

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.

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