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

FILE PHOTO: Ubolratana Rajaka, Princess of Thailand, attends "Thailand Hub of Entertainment", a film and entertainment industry event for investors, in Hong Kong March 24, 2010. Picture taken March 24, 2010. REUTERS/Bobby Yip

BANGKOK (Reuters) – 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. The commission will also consider a complaint seeking to ban the populist party that stunned the Southeast Asian nation […]

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