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Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM: Election Commision

AFP , Monday 11 Feb 2019
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File Photo: March 24, 2010 shows Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya visiting the Thailand pavilion at the Hong Kong Entertainment Expo. - Thai princess to run for Prime Minister with Shinawatra party: party official said on February 8, 2019 (Photo: AFP)
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Thai Princess Ubolratana was formally disqualified for running for prime minister for a party-linked to ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra, the Election Commission (EC) said Monday, days after a stern royal command issued by her brother, the king, rebuked her candidacy.

"The EC today has announced the name of candidates excluding Princess Ubolratana proposed by the Thai Raksa Chart party," it said in a statement, adding "because all royal family members are above politics."

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