Thailand party accepts king’s opposition to Princess Ubolratana PM bid

The party that nominated a Thai princess to run for prime minister has said it will comply with the king’s statement opposing the move.

The Thai Raksa Chart party is allied to divisive former PM Thaksin Shinawatra.

On Friday Thai King Vajiralongkorn denounced as inappropriate his sister Princess Ubolratana Mahidol’s unprecedented bid for political power.

The candidacy would have broken with the tradition of the Thai royal family publicly staying out of politics.

The party said it “complies with the royal command with loyalty to the king and all members of the royal family”.

It came in response to a palace statement which said such an act would “defy the nation’s culture”

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