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Thai politics enters new territory

The fortunes of Thailand's Thai Raksa Chart Party - linked to fugitive former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra - soared yesterday morning, only to take a dive at night.

It had nominated the former princess Ubolratana Rajakanya as a prime ministerial candidate in the March 24 elections, pushing the deeply riven landscape of Thai politics into new territory.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 09, 2019, with the headline 'Thai politics enters new territory'. Print Edition | Subscribe