The election Commission of Thailand intends to dissolve the opposition party nominated the elder sister of the king as a candidate for Prime Minister. This is stated in the statement of the electoral Commission, writes Reuters.
It notes that the case against “of the Raks Thai Chat” initiated in the constitutional court. The Commission considers that the party has violated the law forbidding to attract the monarch and his family to politics, and carried out “act contrary to the monarchy.” On 14 February, the court will announce whether this is the case.
As noted by Reuters, if the “of the Raks Thai Chat” found guilty, it will dissolve, and the members of the Council were forbidden to run for political office. Thus the party of the deposed in 2006, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra can be withdrawn from the policy.
The electoral Commission refused to register the Ubon Ratana as a candidate on February 11. Her brother, king Maha Vajiralongkorn, has called the nomination of inappropriate and unconstitutional.
The Princess apologized to the people for any political difficulties: “I regret that my sincere intention to work for the country and citizens of Thailand have caused problems that should not occur in our time”.
On the nomination of Ubol Ratana became known on 8 Feb. She is the eldest child of the late his Majesty king Bhumibol was Adulyadej (Rama IX) and Queen Sirikit. She refused an official Royal title in 1972, when she married an American. In 1998, a woman divorced, and in 2001, together with the children returned home. She did not return his title, but politicians and the society consider it part of the Royal family.
At the same time Ubol the RATAN is not subject to the law, according to which an insult to the reigning monarch or members of the Royal family is punishable with imprisonment up to 15 years.
Elections in Thailand scheduled for March 24th. They will be the first after the coup of 2014. For the post of Prime Minister will be overcome and current Prime Minister prayuth Chan-OCHA, a former military man, who came to power after the coup.
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