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Thai Election for Dummies: How, When, Where to Cast Your Vote

The time has come. Thailand will vote next month in the first election since the junta seized the power five years ago.
'One person's voice, but you dare to call it democracy,' placards displayed by the audience at Saturday's TU-CU games read.

Junta Rule Challenged as Unis Clash on the Field (Photos)

BANGKOK — No subtlety was spared Saturday at an annual athletic contest between students of two top national universities. Chulalongkorn University students made a huge...

Princess or Not Princess? Inquiring Minds Want to Know

BANGKOK — Contradictory norms and practices left some wondering: Is Thailand’s latest contender for the prime minister seat a princess or not?

From Princess and Expat to Politician, A Life Ever in Motion

BANGKOK — A dear daughter who sailed with her monarch father. A rebellious princess who surrendered her titles for love. A survivor of the...
Photo: @Copine_cop / Twitter

Why #LongLiveSlender is Exploding Across Thai Social Media

BANGKOK — Frenzied supporters are flooding social media with memes framing the eldest child of the late king’s entry into politics as an epic...

Princess Nominated to Lead Thailand in Election Shocker

BANGKOK — Ubolratana Mahidol, the eldest child of the late King Bhumibol, was nominated Friday to be Thailand’s next prime minister.

All Eyes Fix on Thaksin Ally’s Mysterious PM Frontrunner

BANGKOK — Much of the internet and media spent Thursday speculating over who will be announced as the prime minister candidate for a party allied to former leader Thaksin Shinawatra.

How Fake News and Disinfo Will Affect Thailand’s Election

Though the prospects of misinformation being used effectively are high in a nation with some of the world’s most active social media users, experts believe that – given the circumstances – it’s likely to play out differently and on a smaller scale.
Thai Local Power Party election posters, which feature, from left, Assadayut ‘Natalia Pliacam’ Khunviseadpong, Chuenchob Kong-udom and Rattaphoom ‘Film’ Toekongsap.

Election Gets Epic With Cinematic Campaign Posters

BANGKOK — A chiseled singer and drag queen pose dramatically against “Inception”-like backgrounds of the city skyline. One man reaches his hand out to...
Dramatic Entry: Pheu Thai Party candidate Saranwut Saranket rolled up on the Uttaradit province registration center on horseback in a Thai warrior costume,saying he was there to kick out the dictatorship.

Candidates Register to Run in 1st Post-Coup Election

BANGKOK — Excitement spread Monday as dozens of candidates flocked to register their candidacies to contest the first successful election since 2011.





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