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  1. January 19, 2008

    Pro-Thaksin party cleared to form government

    A political party loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister, looks poised to form Thailand's next government...

  2. January 19, 2008

    Pro-Thaksin party poised for power

    A political party loyal to Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime minister, looks poised to form Thailand's next government...

  1. December 24, 2007

    Thai parties get down to coalition-building

    Thailand’s political parties got down to hard political bargaining on Monday after allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, the deposed...

  2. December 24, 2007

    Thaksin allies win elections in snub to military

    Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

  3. December 24, 2007

    Coup leaders suffer election rebuke

    Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

  4. December 24, 2007

    Thaksin allies win in snub to military

    Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in yesterday's parliamentary...

  5. December 23, 2007

    Thaksin allies win in snub to military

    Allies of Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s deposed prime minister, won a convincing victory in Sunday’s parliamentary...

  6. November 22, 2007

    Observer: Changing teams in political football

    With Thailand's promised parliamentary elections less than a month away, Thaksin Shinawatra, the exiled former prime...

  7. August 21, 2007

    Loyalists moved to give People's Power a chance

    Founded in 1998, Thaksin Shinawatra's Thai Rak Thai party - whose name means "Thais love Thais" - was an unlikely alliance...

  8. August 21, 2007

    Thaksin looms large as referendum clears way for poll

    Nearly a year after seizing power from an elected administration, Thailand's military has secured public endorsement of a...

  9. August 20, 2007

    Thailand votes for a poor constitution

    The voters of Thailand have endorsed a new constitution that should pave the way for an early return to democratic rule,...

  10. July 30, 2007

    Ex-prime minister seeks to do it his way

    For six years Thaksin Shinawatra, the charismatic billionaire telecoms tycoon, ruled Thailand and revelled in the adulation...

  11. July 24, 2007

    Arrests planned after Thai coup protests

    Thai police said on Monday that they would issue arrest warrants for six leaders of the former ruling Thai Rak Thai party...

  12. June 2, 2007

    Democrat courts Thaksin's voters

    The leader of Thailand's Democrat party flew to the country's Muslim south yesterday to visit victims of separatist...

  13. June 1, 2007

    Democrat tries to woo Thaksin supporters

    The leader of Thailand’s Democrat party on Friday flew to the country’s Muslim south to visit victims of separatist...

  14. June 1, 2007

    Thai ban blunder

    Too soon, foreign investors welcomed the seemingly calm response in Bangkok yesterday to the banning of Thaksin Shinawatra,...

  15. June 1, 2007

    Defiant Thaksin party vows to fight on

    Defiant politicians from Thailand’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party, founded by ousted prime minister Thaksin...

  16. May 30, 2007

    Thailand’s Thaksin banned from politics

    The military-appointed Constitutional Tribunal of Thailand on Wednesday banned Thaksin Shinawatra, the ousted prime...

  17. October 4, 2006

    Ousted Thaksin's party is rocked as he quits

    Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's former prime minister, formally quit as leader of his Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party...

  18. October 3, 2006

    Thaksin’s resignation rocks his party

    Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s former prime minister, formally quit as leader of his Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party...

  19. October 3, 2006

    Thaksin's party starts to unravel as 70 MPs quit

    Thailand's Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra began to fracture yesterday...

  20. October 2, 2006

    Thaksin’s party starts to unravel as 70 MPs quit

    Thailand’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais love Thais) party of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra began to fracture on Monday as...

  21. September 28, 2006

    Backers of Thaksin suspected of arson

    Thailand's military rulers said yesterday they were looking into whether arson attacks against four schools in northern...

  22. September 21, 2006

    Deposed Thaksin to take ‘deserved rest’

    Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand’s deposed prime minister, said he was planning to take a “deserved rest”, but called for the...

  23. September 21, 2006

    Editorial comment: Time up for Thaksin as tanks roll in

    There is something so retro about Thailand's bloodless coup that we risk dismissing it as an exotic departure from a...

  24. September 21, 2006

    Shake-up of political scene expected

    Thaksin Shinawatra, a billionaire telecommunications tycoon turned politician, swept into power in Thailand in 2001 after...

  25. September 19, 2006

    Timeline: From contested elections to military coup

    February 2005 - Thaksin Shinawatra’s Thai Rak Thai (Thais Love Thais) party wins a second consecutive landslide election...

  26. August 17, 2006

    Observer: Boiling over

    Thaksin Shinawatra, Thailand's controversial caretaker prime minister, has been incredibly ambiguous about whether he...

  27. August 4, 2006

    Opening of Thailand’s airport worries airlines

    Suthin Kongchoodi, a 33-year-old hospital maintenance worker, travelled six hours by bus from north-eastern Thailand to...

  28. June 28, 2006

    Thai parties indicted over polls

    Thailand's political chaos intensified yesterday as prosecutors formally indicted the ruling Thai Rak Thai party and...

  29. June 27, 2006

    Thai court may disband ruling party

    Thailand’s political chaos intensified on Tuesday, as prosecutors formally indicted the ruling Thai Rak Thai party as well...

  30. June 23, 2006

    Blow for Bangkok as top legal adviser decides to quit

    The leading legal adviser to the government of Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday he would resign from the cabinet, dealing...

  31. June 22, 2006

    Adviser’s departure deals blow to Thai PM

    The leading legal adviser to the government of Thaksin Shinawatra said on Thursday he would resign from the cabinet, dealing...

  32. May 31, 2006

    Thai cabinet accepts date for new poll

    Thailand's caretaker cabinet ignored judicial admonitions and accepted an Election Commission proposal to hold fresh...

  33. May 17, 2006

    Top Thai judges hit at election organisers

    Thailand sank deeper into political limbo yesterday as top judges called on election commissioners to resign and open the...

  34. May 16, 2006

    Thai courts urge election commission to resign

    Thailand sank deeper into political limbo on Tuesday as top judges jointly called on recalcitrant election commissioners to...

  35. May 9, 2006

    Thais face new poll as election result is quashed

    Hopes for an end to Thailand's political stalemate were raised when the country's constitutional court ruled yesterday that...

  36. May 2, 2006

    Thailand prepares for fresh election battle

    A month ago, Thai voters cast ballots in the most bizarre parliamentary election the country had ever seen. The ruling Thai...

  37. April 27, 2006

    Judges to consider nullifying Thai poll

    Thailand's top judges will meet tomorrow to try to resolve a constitutional deadlock, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a...

  38. April 27, 2006

    Thai judges may nullify poll as king intervenes

    Thailand's top judges will meet tomorrow to try to resolve a constitutional deadlock, after King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a...

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