The eldest child of the late King Bhumibol, Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, accepted the nomination to lead Thai Raksa Chart Party in the next general election scheduled on March 24, 2019.
“The Thai Raksa Chart Party is deeply honored to have received Ubolratana Mahidol’s kindness in accepting the party’s nomination to be prime minister,” the Thai Raksa Chart Party said in a prepared statement.
Also on Friday, Prayuth announced he will also run as a prime minister candidate of the Palang Pracharat, a pro-junta party founded and led by members of the military regime.
“This decision is not easy because it is an important period for the country… I am a person who is ready to sacrifice my life to protect the nation and I am confident and determined that I can join forces with fellow people to develop our country, to move forward with peace and unity and without any more social conflict,” Prayuth said.
“I think it will be a fair game because everyone is going to the election, and it’s all up to the people. Everyone is going to cast their votes on March 24,” Thai Raksa Chart Party leader Preechapol Pongpanich said of the potential showdown between the two candidates.
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