Thai princess disqualified from the race of PM post
New Delhi : Thai Princess Ubolratana has been officially disqualified from the race for a prime minister post, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan.
Thai Raksa Chart party had announced King Maha Vajiralongkorn's elder sister Princess Ubolratana as their candidate for the premiere on Friday.
A royal command from the king pinched her political aspiration as he described his sister's candidacy as "highly inappropriate".
Thailand's incredibly wealthy and powerful monarchy is revered by Thais and protected by a draconian lese majeste law. The king's word is seen as final.
On Monday the Election Commission formally scratched 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, explaining "all royal family members are above politics."