Thailand's election body seeks to dissolve the party that nominated princess for PM

  • Thailand's election body is set to ask the court to consider dissolving the Thai Raksa Chart party.
  • The party nominated Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi to run for Prime Minister last week.
  • The election commission said this was "an act that is antagonistic toward the constitutional monarchy".
A sign is displayed at the office of the Election Commission in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.
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A sign is displayed at the office of the Election Commission in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019.

Thailand's election commission is to ask the constitutional court to consider dissolving the Thai Raksa Chart party, which nominated a princess to run for prime minister.

The commission said in a statement the party violated an electoral law for its nomination of the Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi last week, which it said was "an act that is antagonistic toward the constitutional monarchy".

Thailand, ruled by a junta, is set to hold a general election on March 24.