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Backgrounder: Thailand's 1st female premier Yingluck Shinawatra

07-04-2011 08:34 BJT

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The Puea Thai Party is the third incarnation of the political party founded by former premier Thaksin Shinawatra. It was created as a replacement for his People's Power Party. Puea Thai has yet to contest a general election as a ruling party.

Its leader is Thaksin's younger sister, Yingluck Shinawatra. Yingluck has been working for her family business, but does not have a notable political background. Some doubt that her experience in business management can be properly applied to manage a country. The Puea Thai Party is also known to be closely affiliated with the "red-shirts", who held major protests in central Bangkok last year.


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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