12 Jun '11, 9am

@AsiaTodayNews Most Thais ready for woman PM: Opinion polls: THE majority of Thai people are ready... - #Asia #News

THE majority of Thai people are ready to have their first female prime minister if one is elected to the top office, according to a survey conducted by National Institute of Development Administration (Nida). The Nida opinion poll shows that 63.47 per cent of respondents welcome such a possibility. Mrs Yingluck Shinawatra, the younger sister of fugitive former premier Thaksin, stands as the Pheu Thai Party's No 1 party-list MP candidate. Mrs Yingluck is expected to be the country's first female premier if Pheu Thai wins the July 3 election against incumbent premier Abhisit Vejjajiva of the Democrat Party. According to the Nida survey, only 15.8 per cent of the respondents say they are not prepared to have the first female prime minister, with the South having the highest percentage of respondents (27.5 per cent) who say they are ready for that. Regarding female and male MP...

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