Thailand’s king declares sister Ubolratana Rajakanya’s bid for PM ‘inappropriate’ and unconstitutional, likely killing princess’ bid for political power

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn said his elder sister’s announcement that she is running for prime minister in March elections was “inappropriate” and unconstitutional, likely sinking her candidacy for a populist opposition party.
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, 67, shocked the nation when she announced on Friday that she would be the sole prime ministerial candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart party, which is loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra. But the…