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Thailand's King Calls His Sister's Candidacy for PM 'Inappropriate'

BANGKOK —

Thailand's King Maha Vajiralongkorn said on Friday his elder sister's announcement she is running for prime minister in March elections is "inappropriate" and unconstitutional, likely sinking her candidacy for a populist opposition party.

Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, 67, shocked the nation when she announced on Friday she would be the sole prime ministerial candidate for the party, which is loyal to ousted ex-premier Thaksin Shinawatra.

But the opposition from her younger brother, a constitutional monarch, is likely to lead to her disqualification by the Election Commission.

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