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Thai court dissolves Shinawatra-linked party over princess PM bid

Mar 07, 2019 - 4:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Thai Raksa Chart party executives – including two Shinawatra family members – are banned from politics for a decade

THE SHINAWATRAS. Former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra receives gifts from supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok on July 21, 2017. File photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Thai king signs junta's new constitution

Apr 06, 2017 - 1:37 PM

UPDATED The military says the charter – Thailand s twentieth since 1932 – will curb unrest in the politically split kingdom and keep out corrupt lawmakers

This handout photograph from Parliament received and taken on August 7, 2014 shows Thai Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn attending the opening of the National Legislative Assembly in Bangkok. Thai Parliament/File/AFP

Victory for generals as Thais vote for junta charter

Aug 07, 2016 - 8:38 AM

4th UPDATE Prime Minister Prayut Chan o cha hails the win as a step towards a bona fide democracy free from graft

epa05460826 Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha casts his ballot during a referendum for the new constitution at a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 August 2016. Some 50.6 million Thai voters are eligible to cast their votes in a referendum for the controversial military's backed draft constitution, the first polling in the country after the May 2014 military coup. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK

Two Thai protesters dead, 21 wounded in attack

May 15, 2014 - 8:41 AM

The latest casualties bring to 27 the death toll in the 6 months of anti government protests

Bangkok protests EPA

Thai Constitutional Court voids February election

Mar 21, 2014 - 1:43 PM

UPDATED Thailand s Constitutional Court invalidates February s general election with a 6:3 ruling on the grounds that voting wasn t held for the entire country on the same day

Thailand to proceed with troubled election

Jan 28, 2014 - 1:59 PM

UPDATED The announcement came after talks between Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and election officials who urged a delay following street violence

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Thai ruling party opposes delay to troubled election

Jan 27, 2014 - 3:55 PM

The head of Puea Thai Party says he opposes a postponement and accused the Election Commission EC of not doing enough to ensure an orderly vote

BLOCKING THE VOTE. Thai anti-government protesters hold placards calling political reforms before the elections as they rally to a polling station during advance voting in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Narong Sangnak/EPA

Violence, protests mar Thai advance voting

Jan 26, 2014 - 2:56 PM

UPDATED As the disrupted polls closed on Sunday afternoon a leader of the anti government rallies was gunned down in a Bangkok suburb

CHECKING NAMES. Thai voters check their name on electoral lists after anti-government protesters shutdown a polling station in Bangkok, Thailand, 26 January 2014. Rungroj Yongrit/EPA