03 Jul '11, 8pm

Thai Women Celebrate First Female Prime Minister | Care2 Causes

Thai Women Celebrate First Female Prime Minister | Care2 Causes

Yingluck Shinawatra is poised to become Thailand’s first female prime minister , after winning a landslide victory in this summer’s elections. After last year’s dramatic political riots in Thailand, which left 90 people dead and the country with no clear solution to the deep divides between the two major parties, Ms. Shinawatra’s victory seemed to herald a mandate for reconciliation. She is the sister of ousted leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who was toppled in a military coup in 2006. Some are worried that Ms. Shinawatra will simply serve as a proxy for her brother, but others say that she will bring unity to a country in turmoil. “There is a lot more hard work to do in the future for the well-being of our sisters and brothers, the people of Thailand,” Ms. Shinawatra told CNN. “There are many things to accomplish to make reconciliation possible, paving the way for a solid foun...

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