Thai political party that backed King's sister dissolved

Thai political party that backed King's sister dissolved

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BANGKOK, Feb. 8, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Thai Raksa Chart party leader Preechapol Pongpanich (C) holds the registration document of Princess Ubolratana Mahidol in Bangkok, Thailand, Feb. 8, 2019. Thai Raksa Chart party on Friday nominated Princess Ubolratana Mahidol as their candidate for prime minister. (Xinhua/IANS)
Bangkok, March 7 (IANS) The Constitutional Court of Thailand on Thursday ordered a dissolution of a party that had nominated the elder sister of the country's King as its presidential candidate for contravening the constitutional monarchy.
The Thai Raksa Chart had announced Princess Ubolratana Mahidol's candidacy on February 8. But the same day, the country's television broadcast a statement by King Maha Vajiralongkorn calling his sister's nomination "inappropriate".
The political party is linked to former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra who was overthrown by a coup in 2006. His sister Yingluck Shinawatra suffered the same fate eight years later. Both of them are in exile.
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