03 Jul '11, 9am

ANALYSTS VIEW - Thai opposition wins in landslide -exit polls: BANGKOK (Reuters)

BANGKOK (Reuters) - The opposition won Thailand's general election by a landslide on Sunday, exit polls showed, paving the way for Yingluck Shinawatra to become the country's first female prime minister in a victory for a red-shirted political movement. Television showed Yingluck, younger sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, swarmed by flashing cameras and journalists after exit polls showed her Puea Thai (For Thais) party winning a clear majority of the 500 seats in parliament. COMMENTS: SOMJAI PHAGAPHASVIVAT, POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR, THAMMASAT UNIVERSITY, BANGKOK: "It is now a foregone conclusion that Puea Thai will lead the next government even by itself, but I expect it to bring in small coalition partners which will not only inflate its already sizeable majority but also further weaken the opposition. "But what we should watch is on whether Puea Tha...

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