Thailand: The power of the princess is over after the party has withdrawn its support World News

The offer of Thai princess Ubolratana for political power was rejected by her own party after announcing that she would obey her brother's order, the king, to block her candidacy.

In a dramatic turn, after shocking the nation by announcing that they wanted to run for the prime minister, the Thai Raksa Chart party made a brief statement that effectively ended their run.

"The Thai Raksa Chart Party complies with the royal command," she said in a message to the reporters.

The statement added that the party was ready to fulfill its duty to "tradition and royal customs" under the constitutional monarchy of Thailand.

It came when the princess used Instagram on Saturday to thank her supporters. She said she wanted Thailand to "move forward".

She did not directly mention her brother and her political hopes, but thanked the followers for their "love and kindness towards the last day" and thanked her for her support.

"I would like to say once again that I want Thailand to progress, be admirable and acceptable to international countries, that all Thais want rights, an opportunity, a good life and happiness for all," she concluded. ŁILoveYou ".

She shocked the country on Friday when she announced that she would be the Prime Minister's candidate for a populist party loyal to incumbent ex-prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a March 24 poll.

Their push into politics-the break with the royal tradition-seemed, however, to be short-lived, after the public opposition of their younger brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

66-year-old King Vajiralongkorn issued a message late on Friday. He said that his older sister's candidacy was "inappropriate," and it was against the spirit of the constitution that the kings became involved in politics.

While the electoral commission has the final word on the candidate's approval, it seems unlikely that its members would ignore the king's powerful influence in the decision.

Thailand has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932, but the royal family had great influence.

Friday was the last day the parties could declare candidates.

Her main opponent in the parliamentary elections in March would have been the incumbent Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who was in charge of the army when he led the coup in 2014 and is now leading the ruling junta. He also announced his candidacy on Friday.

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