BANGKOK (AP) — The sister of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced an agreement Monday to form a five-party coalition government after her Pheu Thai Party won a landslide victory in Thailand’s parliamentary elections. Yingluck Shinawatra, whose brother was ousted from the prime minister post by a 2006 military coup, is set to become Thailand’s...
OPINION: Sunday’s election is a victory for Red Shirts, but more is needed, writes Asia Sentinel’s Giles Ji Ungpakorn The Thai election results are a slap in the face for the dictatorship. They prove without any doubt that the majority of people have rejected the military, the Democrat Party and the royalist elites. Pheu Thai,...
Seth Mydans and Thomas Fuller in the New York Times: In a contest that was seen as a referendum on Thailand’s recent turmoil, the Pheu Thai party, headed by Mr. Thaksin’s youngest sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, 44, appeared headed for an absolute majority of the 500-seat Parliament. With 98 percent of the votes counted late Sunday...
BANGKOK (AP) — The sister of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led Thailand’s main opposition party to a landslide victory in elections Sunday, heralding an extraordinary political turnaround five tumultuous years after her fugitive billionaire brother was toppled in an army coup. The vote paves the way for 44-year-old Yingluck Shinawatra, who has never...
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva has conceded his party lost national elections to the opposition led by the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra. The apparent election result paves the way for Yingluck Shinawatra to become Thailand’s first female prime minister. Sunday’s election comes five years after her brother was ousted...
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