Former princess' thwarted PM bid: What's next for Thai Raksa Chart and Thaksin?

The future of the Thai Raksa Chart Party linked to Thaksin Shinawatra is now uncertain after the Thai King thwarted his sister's bid to be the party's prime minister nominee, making it harder for the former premier to make a comeback.

In contrast, the dramatic events that unfolded on Friday (Feb 8) may help the junta consolidate its power and even boost incumbent Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha's chances in the March 24 polls, analysts told The Sunday Times.

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