Thai Junta and Thaksin-Backed Populists Face Off Before 2019 Poll

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Re: Thai Junta and Thaksin-Backed Populists Face Off Before 2019 Poll

Post by phuketrichard » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:13 am

I'm amazed

its going to happen March 24th :beer3:

Thais to vote in elections nearly five years after military coup

https://edition.cnn.com/2019/01/23/asia ... index.html
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Post by Sherman's mate » Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:52 pm

Thais will be voting for the 500-seat lower house of parliament, while the 250-member upper house, or Senate, will be chosen entirely by the military.
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Post by yong » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:45 am

Now this is getting rather interesting by the minute - https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-as ... link-party

Thai princess named as prime minister candidate for Thaksin-linked party as junta chief Prayut joins race

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BANGKOK - The elder sister of Thailand's king has been nominated to be prime minister for a party linked to former premier Thaksin Shinawatra while junta chief Prayut Chan-o-cha also announced his bid for the job, in a surprise development for the country's much-anticipated election on March 24.

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, 67, was the sole prime minister candidate nominated by the Thai Raksa Chart Party on Friday (Feb 8) morning as registration of candidates drew to a close.

Under Thailand's new electoral system, parties eyeing the premiership are required to name their candidates in advance.

Thai Raksa Chart Party is created by many former members of Pheu Thai Party, which won the last election in 2011 but was thrown out of power by a military coup in 2014. It is allied with Pheu Thai Party for the upcoming election.

The eldest child of former king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Princess Ubolratana relinquished her royal title at the age of 21 when she married a fellow student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After the couple divorced in 1998, she moved back to Thailand, where she continues to be treated as a royal.

Her activities are chronicled alongside those of her three siblings - including current King Maha Vajiralongkorn - in the regular television news bulletin about the royal family.
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Post by hanno » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:55 am

That is interesting news. Would running against her be considered "lese majeste"?
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Post by phuketrichard » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:56 am

No surprise the royal family and Thaksin have a relationship based on $$$$$$

Pay off time
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Post by yong » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:05 am

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubolratana_Mahidol

ROYAL TITLE

Ubol Ratana was born with the titles of Her Royal Highness and Princess Chao Fa, but gave these up on her marriage to an American citizen. The title Chao Fa was lost because she married a commoner. She had previously held the royal title Chao Fa Ubolratana Rajakanya. She still retains the style of Tunkramom Ying, which means "Daughter to the Queen Regent". Since her return to Thailand, she has increasingly taken part in royal ceremonies, though not to the extent of her siblings.

Her Royal Highness Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya (1951–1972)
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Jensen / Mrs Julie Jensen[4][5] (1972–1998)
Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya / Mrs Ubolratana Mahidol (1998–present)
The Princess' style and title in full: Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi (Thai: ทูลกระหม่อมหญิงอุบลรัตนราชกัญญา สิริวัฒนาพรรณวดี; RTGS: Thunkramom Ying Ubonrat Ratchakanya Siriwatthana Phannawadi).
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Post by Sidewalker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 am

One of her children, Khun Bhumi Jensen (affectionately known as Khun Poom) (16 August 1983 – 26 December 2004), who had autism, died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.
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Post by pczz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 am

More chance of a civil war in th euk over brexit than a civil war in thailand. Who controls the army controls the country, but uk is fast slipping towards anarchy with an incompetent government and a soineless opposition, whichever side of the debate you are on. i think the general should come to the Uk and bang a few political heads together
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Post by Cowshed Cowboy » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:51 am

The heat just got turned up a notch.
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Post by Sidewalker » Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:01 am

Princess Ubolratana is candidate for prime minister
See: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/politi ... e-minister
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