05 Aug '11, 5am

Thai lawmakers elect Yingluck as new PM, 1st female PM of Thailand

BANGKOK: Yingluck Shinawatra became politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister on Friday after parliament endorsed her crushing election victory. Political novice Yingluck, the sister of ousted former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, gained support from 296 members of the lower house out of a potential 500 -- reflecting the majority enjoyed by her party and its allies. "Miss Yingluck gained more than a simple majority of support in this house, therefore Miss Yingluck was elected prime minister," said house speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont. Yingluck's Puea Thai party and its partners command a three-fifths parliamentary majority after a resounding victory in the July 3 election over the pro-establishment Democrats. The country's 28th prime minister can expect royal endorsement within days to formalise her position. She will face the immediate challenge of bringing st...

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