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Princess Ubolratana disqualified as Thai PM candidate

Thailand's Election Commission has disqualified the sister of the king from running for prime minister after King Maha Vajiralongkorn called the bid "inappropriate", ending a stunning, short-lived candidacy for a populist party. The commission released the official list of parties' candidates for prime minister on Monday without the name of Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of…

Princess Ubolratana to contest Thailand elections as PM candidate

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 Vajiralongkorn, as a candidate on Friday means…

Who is Martin Fayulu, the DRC opposition’s candidate pick ?

Martin Fayulu, who has been picked by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) opposition as its nominee in the race to succeed Joseph Kabila, was among the most vociferous voices against the president's efforts to cling to power.A former oil executive educated in the United States and France, though a rank outsider from a minor party, Fayulu…

Pete Davidson’s ‘SNL’ joke about a GOP candidate didn’t go well

By Sasha Lekach2018-11-04 21:53:16 UTC Pete Davidson's appearance on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update segment grabbed a lot of attention on Sunday with his comments about his real-life break-up with performer Ariana Grande.  That left a poor-taste joke poking fun at the physical appearance of candidates running for office initially overlooked. But as the clip…

SNL’s Pete Davidson slammed for mocking Republication candidate who lost his...

CLOSE Pete Davidson appears to joke about rushing to propose on a 'Saturday Night Live' promo. And former fiancée Ariana Grande is not amused. USA TODAYPete Davidson (left, with Colin Jost) took some heat for his comments about Republican congressional candidate Dan Crenshaw on "Saturday Night Live."(Photo: Will Heath/NBC)Pete Davidson is catching some heat for mocking…

Who is Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s far-right presidential candidate?

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - To detractors, he's a dangerous cheerleader of dictatorship. To supporters, he's the presidential candidate capable of delivering salvation from Brazil's political, social and economic crises. Jair Bolsonaro, a far-right firebrand and self-styled political outsider, is divisive. He's also just one election win away from potentially becoming the next leader of…

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