the run-up to Thailand's first election since the military took power in 2014 has been a very stormy start. First, hit the bomb on the princess Ubolratana, a candidate for the post of the prime minister down in the last week. The news was shocking from several angles. The royal tend not to participate in the thai party politics. To Ubolratana also would be a candidate for a party that is associated with the faction in thai politics that stands on the opposite side of the royalists, made the application even more tantalizing.
quickly come back after her brother the king, Maha Vajiralongkorn, called her candidacy for the ”highly inappropriate” and pointed out that the royalty should stand ”above” politics. Something that, later, the election commission sued the check in and forbade the princess from the to participate. Obviously seen Ubolratana remains as a part of the royal family in Thailand, despite the fact that, after her marriage with an american to relinquish the princess title a long time ago.
Now comes the next bang for the Thai Raksa Chart, party Ubolratana would set it up for. The party should be banned, believes the thai electoral commission. The reason is that man believes that by having launched Ubolratana as premiärministerkandidat broken the laws of constitutional monarchy.
The final decision as to whether Thai Raksa Charts future life shall be taken by Thailand's constitutional court. If it forces the party to disintegrate it is also expected that the leaders of the party prevented from standing in political elections for a long time to come.
a sharp punch to the face of the political forces in Thailand, which supports former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who is in exile after he was accused of corruption, on political grounds, according to himself.
Thai Raksa Chart is one of the Shinawatravänliga parties standing in the elections and has got an older Thaksintroget party, Pheu Thai, to withdraw candidates in several constituencies in order to improve the chances for the parties that support the former prime minister to gain a majority in the parliament. Would the party be banned yesterday, Thaksin-friendly parties, thereby missing out on the votes in these areas.
It would be a severe miscalculation for Shinawatra who is believed to have strong popular support in Thailand. Parties with ties to him have won every election in Thailand since 2001. Twice, however, they have been set aside by coups, supported by a matter elite. Also this time, the election appears to be a battle between Thaksinanhängare often found in rural areas and a matter of the elite in the big cities.
for Thaksinanhängarna came on Wednesday when the tv station Voice license was drawn up by ”national security reasons”. The channel is owned by the Shinawatras children, and is a counterforce to the military junta.
this seems the military have seen to strengthen the chances of the party, the Palang Pracharath, as the junta's prime minister Prayuth Chan-and formed ahead of the elections. The military has also during his time in power kuppat through a new constitution that ensures that it retains some of the power, regardless of valutgång. The new constitution also gives the military the right to appoint the 250 people who sit in parliament's upper house. The constitution also makes it difficult for a single party to get majority in the house of commons.