Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Photo: AFP

Shinawatra proxies set their sights on Thailand’s economy after failed bid to enlist Princess Ubolratana

  • Thaksin’s alliance with the princess appeared designed to challenge junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha
  • The move has backfired: the king blocked her candidacy and Thaksin’s opponents are energised
Topic |   Thai elections

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Thailand’s former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Photo: AFP
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