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Thai king's sister running for PM in March polls

Published on 8 Feb 2019 5:18:16 PM

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi on Friday upended military-ruled Thailand's politics by becoming the prime ministerial candidate for a party loyal to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

The elder sister of King Maha Vajiralongkorn has been declared a leading prime ministerial candidate for a party loyal to ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a March 24 general election.