EC to set up committee that will investigate thai raksa chart’s controversial nomination
Citing the King’s royal command issued late on Friday, the Election Commission (EC) did not include Princess Ubolratana’s name among prime ministerial candidates announced yesterday
The statement, signed by EC chief Ittiporn Boonpracong, listed 69 PM candidates nominated by 45 political parties.
“[The list] excludes the name of Princess Ubolratana, nominated by Thai Raksa Chart Party,” the press release read. “Members of the Royal Family are above politics and politically non-partisan. They cannot take up a political position, as it will be against the Constitution and tradition as cited by the King’s royal command [issued on Friday],” the statement said.