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Thai Princess nominated as PM candidate

IANS  |  Bangkok 

A on Friday nomimated as their candidate for

Friday was last day for political parties to submit their lists of candidates to the Election Commission, reports

Ubolratana Rajakanya, 67, is the Thai Raksa Chart Party's sole candidate.

She is the eldest child of the late and sister of incumbent

She has participated in anti-drug campaigns and charity, social and health promoting events.

This is the first time a member of the royal family has participated in a Thai election.

Thai Raksa Chart Party was created by former members of the founded by former Thaksin Shinawatra, which won the last election in 2011 but was thrown out of power by a military coup in 2014 during which the came into power.

It is allied with for the upcoming election.

The will be held on March 24.

A total of 500 elected members of parliament and 250 senators selected by the ruling would jointly vote to choose the new Prime Minister.



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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 09:54 IST