News analysis

Entry of former princess into political fray takes Thai politics into uncharted territory

The nomination of Ms Ubolratana Rajakanya as a candidate for the Thai Raksa Chart Party has pushed the deeply riven landscape of Thai politics into new territory.PHOTO: REUTERS

BANGKOK - Until Friday morning (Feb 8), Thailand's upcoming election had been shaping up to be a showdown between parties aligned with the current military government and parties aligned with the faction linked to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

But the nomination of former princess Ubolratana Rajakanya as a candidate for the Thaksin-linked Thai Raksa Chart Party has pushed the deeply riven landscape of Thai politics into new territory.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.