Yingluck Shinawatra: Thailand's First Female Prime Minister in Pictures

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On 5 August, Thai House of Representatives officially elected Yingluck Shinwatra, 44, sister former Prime Minister of Thailand Thaksin Shinawatra, as the 28th prime minister and also the first female prime minister in the history of this country.

 

According to the latest news, Yingluck won 296 votes in the nearly 500-member parliament. Become the top leader in Thailand at this time, Yingluck Shinawatra will face the big problem of political and social instability lasting for five years in this country since the military coup was happened to overthrow her brother in 2006. However, the nation's king Bhumibol Adulyadej has to approve Shinawatra before she officially takes the office. She shared last month: "The first thing I want to do is help people on their economic situation" and "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."


Thailand's new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of the Puea Thai Party was celebrated with members of parliament after being elected as the country's 28th prime minister in parliament in Bangkok on August 5, 2011

Thailand's new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra of the Puea Thai Party was celebrated with members of parliament after being elected as the country's 28th prime minister in parliament in Bangkok on August 5, 2011


After proclaimed by the nation's king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Yingluck Shinawatra will take the office as the nation's 28th prime minister and the first female prime minister in Thailand history

After proclaimed by the nation's king Bhumibol Adulyadej, Yingluck Shinawatra will take the office as the nation's 28th prime minister and the first female prime minister in Thailand history


Yingluck Shinawatra waved to media at the parliament in Bangkok after the historic moment she became Thailand's new Prime Minister

Yingluck Shinawatra waved to media at the parliament in Bangkok after the historic moment she became Thailand's new Prime Minister

 

Supporters of Pheu Thai Party raised portraits of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra and cheered up outside Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday

Supporters of Pheu Thai Party raised portraits of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra and his sister Yingluck Shinawatra and cheered up outside Parliament in Bangkok, Thailand on Friday


Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra of the Puea Thai Party and other members of parliament during their selection to choose a house speaker in Thailand first parliament session in Bangkok August 2, 2011

Prime Minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra of the Puea Thai Party and other members of parliament during their selection to choose a house speaker in Thailand first parliament session in Bangkok on August 2, 2011


The younger sister of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra greeted reporters and supporters gathered at her party's headquarters after voting in general elections ended in Bangkok on July 3, 2011

The younger sister of ousted premier Thaksin Shinawatra greeted reporters and supporters gathered at her party's headquarters after voting in general elections ended in Bangkok on July 3, 2011


The first female prime minister in Thailand history surrounded by reporters on the last big pre-election rally for her Puea Thai party at a stadium in Bangkok July 1, 2011

The first female prime minister in Thailand history is surrounded by reporters on the last big pre-election rally for her Puea Thai party at a stadium in Bangkok July 1, 2011


Puea Thai Party's Yingluck Shinawatra attended a news conference on the formation of her coalition in Bangkok on July 4, 2011

Puea Thai Party's Yingluck Shinawatra attended a news conference on the formation of her coalition in Bangkok on July 4, 2011


The happy family of Yingluck Shinawatra, husband Anusorn Amornchat and son Supasek Amornchat during her birthday at their residence in Bangkok on June 21, 2011

The happy family of Yingluck Shinawatra, husband Anusorn Amornchat and son Supasek Amornchat during her birthday at their residence in Bangkok on June 21, 2011


During a campaign rally rally in Si Saket north east Thailand on June 29, 2011, her supporters raised her image as she took stage

During a campaign rally in Si Saket north east Thailand on June 29, 2011, her supporters raised her image as she took stage


The fantastic image of Shinawatra and the prime ministerial candidate for the country's biggest opposition Pheu Thai Party on a motorized plough in a rice field during an election campaign in Bangkok on June 4, 2011

The fantastic image of Shinawatra and the prime ministerial candidate for the country's biggest opposition Pheu Thai Party on a motorized plough in a rice field during an election campaign in Bangkok on June 4, 2011

 

Yingluck Shinawatra: Thailand's First Female Prime Minister

 

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