Preechapol Pongpanich, leader of the Thai Raksa Chart party, holds up the princess’s candidacy application at the election commission office in Bangkok [Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters]

In an unprecedented move, Thailand‘s Princess Ubolratana Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi has been nominated as prime minister for the country’s long-delayed general elections by Thai Raksa Chart, a party founded by allies of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra.

The registration of the 67-year-old, the elder sister of King King Maha

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