Yingluck Shinawatra is Voted in as Thailand's First Female Prime Minister
Yingluck Shinawatra greets the media after the Thai parliament officially elected her as the countrys first female Prime Minister July 5, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra speaks with members of Parliament as the Thai parliament officially elected her as the countrys first female Prime Minister August 5, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand. In the lower house, 296 of the legislatures 500 members voted for Yingluck. Three members voted against and 197 abstained.Thais cast their ballots back on July 3, 2011. Yingluck Shinawatra, is the younger sister of fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a 2006 coup. This is Thailands 4th election on 7 years as the country continues on a bumpy road to democracy.
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