Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP

Thailand can now move ahead with a return to democracy

A smooth royal succession paves the way for promised elections next year

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Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
Newly appointed Thai King Maha Vajiralongkorn accepts the position as monarch after the death of his late father King Bhumibol Adulyadej in Bangkok. Photo: AFP
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