Supporters of the Thai Raksa Chart Party, which is facing possible dissolution by the election commission for allegedly breaching Thailand’s political party law, just over two weeks before the country’s election. Photo: EPA-EFE

In Thailand, will the Thai Raksa Chart party suffer the same fate as Princess Ubolratana’s bid for prime minister?

  • The controversial bid to make King Vajiralongkorn’s sister the next premier could end in the party’s dissolution, depending on a court verdict
  • A ruling against Thai Raksa Chart would be a blow for the anti-junta bloc aligned with Thaksin and Yingluck Shinawatra
Topic |   Thai elections

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Supporters of the Thai Raksa Chart Party, which is facing possible dissolution by the election commission for allegedly breaching Thailand’s political party law, just over two weeks before the country’s election. Photo: EPA-EFE
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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
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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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