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Im Spiegel gibt es ein interessantes Interview mit Sukhumbhand Paribatra, dem Governour Bangkoks und Cousins des Königs (hier auf Deutsch). Neben Thaksin und den Unruhen geht es dabei um die Thronfolge:

SPIEGEL: You are a cousin of the king. So you know the royal court’s rules very well. How is the successor to the king actually selected?

Sukhumbhand: There are generally two possibilities. The king can pick his own a successor …

SPIEGEL: … which King Bhumibol Adulyadej has not done yet …

Sukhumbhand: As far as we know. If that hasn’t happened, then a successor must be found according to the palace law of 1926. But that is subject to approval by the parliament.

SPIEGEL: So his son, Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, or one of his daughters would become the successor?

Sukhumbhand: No, the palace law doesn’t permit a female successor to the throne.

SPIEGEL: So the only choice would be Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn?

Sukhumbhand: That we know of, yes.

One of the better interviews about the red days… that we know of, yes…