The Thai princess Ubolratana, the eldest sister of king Maha Vajiralongkorn, has apologized for the cause of ‘problems’. Last week announced they surprising that they are a candidate for premier to be, but her application was denied.
“I’m sorry that my sincere dedication to the country and its people to work has caused problems which have now happened we are allowed to have,” says the 67-year-old princess Tuesday night in a message on Instagram.
The Thai election commission refused Monday Ubolratana’s candidacy for the elections of 24 march. That will be the first elections in Thailand in eight years, and the first since the coup of 2014. The electoral commission motivated its decision, but it is generally believed that that there was because the king, a few hours after the announcement of his sister last Friday, has already declared that its political plan is unconstitutional and inappropriate.
The party to which the princess candidate, wanted to put, consists of allies of former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. Observers suspected that the animosity between the Shinawatra’s and the palace had ended, but the king’s statement speaks clearly against. Ubolratana maintains a dense friendship with the Shinawatra’s.
‘Hostile to monarchy’
The apologies of the princess came there a few hours before the election commission, the Constitutional Court had requested that party, Thai Raksa Chart, to dissolve. The election commission is of the opinion that the candidacy of the princess ‘enemy is in front of the constitutional monarchy’.
According to analysts, would be a dissolution of that party, the ruling junta, an additional advantage can give in elections. The leader of that junta, Prayut Chan-o-Cha, is also a candidate prime minister. Thaksin Shinawatra, in 2006, of the power driven out and lives today in exile. He hoped with this new party to return to Thai politics. If the party is indeed dissolved, then can the leaders of a ban to get to the next ten years, politically active.
The princess got her royal title lost when they were in 1972, and married an American. They returned in the late nineties after her divorce back to Thailand. Although they her title never recovered, the population in Thailand is still considered to be a member of the royal family.