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Will Thai King prevent sister from running to be next prime minister?

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Thailand's king has strongly criticized his sister's announcement she will stand in elections next month -- an unprecedented move that could upend the political landscape and give the revered monarchy an overt role in politics."To involve a high-level member of the royal family in politics, directly or indirectly, is against royal traditions, norms and the national culture," King Maha Vajiralongkorn said Friday night, adding that "it is deemed extremely inappropriate."His statement came after Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya, Vajiralongkorn's 67-year-old older sister, said she would stand as the prime ministerial candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart Party (Thai Save The Nation, or TSN) aligned with populist former leader T ...
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