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The Big Story

Staying above Thai politics has its challenges

The palace and military government do not always play from the same score

DOMINIC FAULDER, Associate editor, Nikkei Asian Review | Thailand

BANGKOK -- Thailand's royal family officially keeps its distance from politics, but twice already this year politics and the palace have tripped over each other.

In January, an overdue election was again postponed following the unexpected announcement of King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun's coronation in May.

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