Princess Ubolratana should be ‘above politics’ says panel after she became PM candidate

Thailand’s election panel has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister, putting an end to a stunning yet short-lived candidacy by echoing King Maha Vajiralongkorn’s words that royalty should be “above politics“.

The election commission released the official list of parties’ candidates for prime minister without the name of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, the king’s elder sister.

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