Thailand Elects Country’s First Female Prime Minister

Thailand Elects Country’s First Female Prime Minister

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New Thai president, Yingluck Shinawatra in campaign posterHer opponent congratulated Yingluck Shinawatra for winning Thailand’s first general election since 2007, an election that many hope will bring an end to years of unrest between two political factions that climaxed last year with protests that turned deadly.

Early exit polling Sunday in Thailand showed Yingluck of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over current Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democratic Party.

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