Thai princess runs for Prime Minister against military junta

A royal standing for elections is causing a political earthquake in Thailand. The Thai king’s sister Princess Ubolrat announced she intended to run for prime minister in the upcoming elections in March.

This is a first in Thailand, where royals are usually not involved in politics. The announcement is even more surprising considering she’s standing for a party that’s aligned to former Prime Ministers Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra, who both are currently in exile.