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Thailand bans party which fielded a princess as a candidate

Posted March 08, 2019 00:31:12 A Thai court has ordered the dissolution of an opposition party that named the king's sister as its prime ministerial candidate just over two weeks before the country's election. Key points: The party's board members have been banned from politics for 10 yearsThe March 24 election will be the first…

Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate", ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party. The commission released the official list of parties' candidates for prime minister on Monday without the name of Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of…

Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate

Preechapol Pongpanich, leader of the Thai Raksa Chart party, holds up the princess's candidacy application at the election commission office in Bangkok [Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters] In an unprecedented move, Thailand's Princess Ubolratana Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi has been nominated as prime minister for the country's long-delayed general elections by Thai Raksa Chart, a party founded by…

Labor to throw another high-profile candidate at Bennelong

Updated October 30, 2018 10:03:31 Labor has announced Brian Owler will be its candidate for the Sydney seat of Bennelong at the next federal election. Key points:The new candidate for Bennelong is the former president of the Australian Medical AssociationLabor's former candidate Lyndal Howison withdrew from the race to make way for Dr OwlerThe Liberal…

Trump jokes about Taylor Swift’s endorsement of Democratic Senate candidate: I...

Taylor Swift. Andrew H. Walker/Getty President Donald Trump said he likes Taylor Swift's music "about 25% less" now that she's endorsed two Democratic candidates running in her home state of Tennessee ahead of the November midterm elections.Swift shared her endorsement with her 112 million followers on Instagram Sunday night. It's the first time she publicly…

Who is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - To detractors, he's a dangerous cheerleader of dictatorship. To supporters, he's the presidential candidate capable of delivering salvation from Brazil's political, social and economic crises. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand and self-styled political outsider, is divisive. He's also just one election win away from potentially becoming the next leader of…
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