Thailand's Constitutional Court on Thursday agreed to hear a petition by the Election Commission that seeks to dissolve the political party which nominated a princess as its prime ministerial candidate for the Mar. 24 elections.

On Friday the Thai Raksa Chart Party named Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, King Maha Vajiralongkorn's elder sister, as its candidate for the top post, marking the first time a close relative of a Thai monarch was to take part in the polls.