2019 general election
On 8 February, after the Thai Raksa Chart Party nominated former princess Ubolratana Mahidol as their candidate for Prime Minister, a Royal Command was issued stating that members of the royal family must be above politics. Prachatai spoke to Sawatree Suksri, lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Thammasat University, on the status of the Royal Command and its interpretation.
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Palinee “Pauline” Ngarmpring announced on Friday (8 February) that she has been nominated as one of the Mahachon Party’s three candidates for Prime Minister, marking the first time in Thai history that a transgender person has run for the prime ministerial office.
On 13 February 2019, the Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has had a resolution to file the case with the Constitutional Court to rule on dissolution of Thai Raksa Chart (TRC) Party for undermining constitutional monarchy.
At 22:10 today (8 February), the National Broadcasting Services of Thailand announced a Royal Command. Symbol of Royal Command The Royal Command begins by mentioning the role of the late King Bhumibol during his 70-year reign, working hard to attain happiness and prosperity for the people.
Prayut Chan-o-cha has announced to be PM candidate; Phalang Pracharat Party confirmed earlier that he is only one candidate in the party’s list. Prayut Chan-o-cha Almost at the same time after Thai Raksa Chart (TRC) Party confirms its PM candidate, Prayut Chan-o-cha follows to announce that he has accepted the invitation.
On 8 February 2019, former Princess Ubolratana Mahidol was confirmed as having accepted an invitation to be a PM candidate, the first time in Thailand’s political history that a member of the royal family of this rank has stood for election. Princess Ubolratana
The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has announced that the election will be held on 24 March 2019. The constitution says that the ECT must deliver the 95% of the election results within 150 days after the organic law on election came into force on 11 December 2018. To prevent legal complications, the ECT plans to announce the election results by 9 May 2019. It therefore claims that the possibility of overturning the election is very unlikely.
The Election Commission of Thailand (ECT) has announced detailed regulations governing online campaigns along with severe penalties for violations. Some MP candidates say they will follow the rules, but Chaturon Chaisang has criticized them. Chaturon Chaisang
The Royal Decree announcing a general election was issued earlier today (23 January 2019), and the Election Commission is scheduled to meet this afternoon to set a date for the election.