The Thai King’s sister Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya was disqualified by the election commission from running for Prime Minister as a candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart party.
The election commission said that members of the Royal family should stay above politics. Electoral laws in Thailand forbid monarchy from joining political parties or campaigns.
The Thai election commission is considering to dissolve the Thai Raksa Chart party after they got the Princess to run for Prime Ministership.
The Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn had already expressed his sisters move “inappropriate”. The Princess apologised on Tuesday for the problems she caused, her statement reads:-
“I am sorry my genuine intention to work for the country and Thai people has caused such problems that shouldn’t have happened in this era #howcomeitsthewayitis”
In Thai tradition royalty cannot be challenged, and is highly unacceptable.
Thailand goes to elections on the 24th of March, the current prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha is backed by the military. With no opposition Prayuth Chan-ocha is poised to win another term in office.