Supporters of the Thai Raksa Chart party in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Election blow for Shinawatras as court dissolves Thai Raksa Chart party over Princess Ubolratana’s bid to be PM

  • Thailand braces for violence as Constitutional Court disqualifies the party from contesting the general election on March 24
  • The ruling strengthens the junta’s hand in first election since its coup in 2014
Topic |   Thai elections

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Supporters of the Thai Raksa Chart party in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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A supporter of Pheu Thai Party wearing a T-shirt of former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: AP

Thailand delays rice bill due to farmers’ objections. Will it open the door for the Shinawatras?

  • March 24 elections will be the first since 2011, heralding a return to democracy after a military junta took power in 2014
  • Support in Thailand’s rural northeast was central to Shinawatras’ electoral success, relying heavily on subsidies to rice farmers
Topic |   Thai elections

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A supporter of Pheu Thai Party wearing a T-shirt of former prime ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra. Photo: AP
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