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Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi

Factbox: The Thai princess who would be prime minister

BANGKOK: Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi upended military-ruled Thailand’s politics by becoming the prime ministerial candidate for a party loyal to ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra in elections set for March 24. Her surprise candidacy was rebuked by her younger brother, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, late on Friday night, likely making her bid short-lived. Princess Ubolratana, 67, was declared a prime ministerial candidate on Friday morning, an unprecedented move that broke the long-standing tradition…