Monday, July 4, 2011

Yingluck Shinawatra wins Thai elections

Yingluck Shinawatra became the first female prime minister of Thailand. She is the younger sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. Yingluck's Pheu Thai party won 264 of a possible 500 seats available in the Thai Parliament.

Prime Minister Abhisit conceded defeat after the army backed the Democratic Party managed to win only 160 seats on Sunday.

Speaking at a press conference, Pheu Thai Party leader said that her priority as prime minister would be the economy.

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