• Sun, 17 Feb 2019 19:11
    Majority prefer male PM in his 50s, says survey
    A recent opinion survey by Super Poll revealed that the majority of people prefer their prime ministerial candidate to be a man in his early 50s with experience as an executive in both the private and public sectors.
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  • Sat, 16 Feb 2019 01:00
    Thai Raksa Chart hopefuls among 2,810 candidates to qualify
    THE ELECTION Commission (EC) yesterday announced the names of 2,810 party-list candidates who are qualified to contest the March 24 election – including representatives of the Thai Raksa Chart Party.
    politics
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Charter court to decide Thai Raksa Chart’s fate
    The Constitutional Court yesterday agreed unanimously to accept the Election Commission (EC)’s petition to dissolve the pro-Shinawatra Thai Raksa Chart Party for allegedly undermining the constitutional monarchy system.
    politics
  • Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:08
    Hot : Young Democrats offer free hugs in Bangkok
    A young Democrat candidate running for a parliamentary seat in Bangkok campaigned on Valentine’s Day by offering “free hugs” at 7am in Preuksachart Klongchan park in Bang Kapi district.
    Breaking News
  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:15
    PM shrugs off calls to join TV debate
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Tuesday declined a call for him to join a televised prime ministerial debate, warning voters not to be influenced merely by words.
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  • Tue, 12 Feb 2019 16:10
    Thai Raksa Chart vows to keep campaigning despite rejection of its PM candidate
    Key leaders of Thai Raksa Chart Party on Tuesday vowed to continue campaigning for votes even though its decision to nominate Princess Ubolratana as its sole PM candidate was shot down. 
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  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:54
    Thai princess disqualified from list of candidates for PM
    Thai Princess Ubolratana was on Monday formally disqualified for running for prime minister, ending her brief and ill-fated political union with a party allied to the powerful Shinawatra clan, just days after a stern royal command rebuking her candidacy was issued by her brother, the king.
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  • Mon, 11 Feb 2019 12:35
    Thai Raksa Chart executive member resigns
    Rungrueng Pittayasiri became the first executive member of the controversial Thai Raksa Chart party to tender his resignation from the party.
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  • Sun, 10 Feb 2019 15:37
    Activist group pushes for dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart over nomination of Princess
    A political pressure group on Sunday unveiled plans to ask the Election Commission (EC) to take action that could lead to the dissolution of the political party, which nominated Princess Ubolratana as its PM candidate for the March 24 election.
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  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 13:19
    Thai Raksa Chart Party 'accepts King's command with full loyalty'
    The Thai Raksa Chart Party issued a statement on Saturday, saying it accepted His Majesty the King's royal command that prohibited Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi from becoming the party's sole candidate for prime minister.
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  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:36
    Thai Raksa Chart Party cancels campaigns in Yaowarat
    The Thai Raksa Chart Party cancelled plans to launch election campaigns in Bangkok's China Town on Saturday, a day after the party dropped a political bombshell by announcing that Princess Ubolratana was the party's sole candidate for prime minister.
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  • Fri, 08 Feb 2019 23:43
    King bars Princess Ubolratana from entering politics
    His Majesty the King issued a statement on Friday night prohibiting his older sister Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi from entering politics after she decided to accept a pro-Thaksin Shinawatra party’s invitation to run as its PM candidate.
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  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    No privilege, Princess insists
    Ubolratana says her shock emergence as pm candidate is her constitutional right as a commoner; Thai Raksa Chart’s election surprise hatched at party executive session
    politics
  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    Surprise move sees Prayut tread carefully as he accepts invitation
    Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a statement on Friday saying he accepted pro-junta Phalang Pracharat Party’s invitation to be its PM candidate just minutes after the pro-Thaksin Shinawatra party Thai Raksa Chart revealed its big surprise – the nomination of Princess Ubolratana.
    national
  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 01:00
    Nomination triggers joy, bewilderment in equal measure
    The king's elder sister Princess Ubolratana is now officially a PM candidate – much to the surprise of many across the country.
    national
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