Thai king moves to block sister’s ‘inappropriate’ candidacy for PM

FILE PHOTO: Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya poses during a news conference at the 61st Cannes Film Festival May 15, 2008. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Picture

BANGKOK (Reuters) – Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn on Friday moved to block his his elder sister’s surprise bid to run for prime minister in March, calling her candidacy for a populist opposition party “inappropriate” and unconstitutional. Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, stunned the nation when she announced on Friday she would be the sole […]

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