Thailand’s opposition won Sunday’s general election in a landslide according to preliminary results, paving the way for Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured), sister of ousted former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, to become prime minister.
AP - The sister of exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra led Thailand’s main opposition party to a landslide victory in elections Sunday, heralding an extraordinary political turnaround five tumultuous years after her fugitive billionaire brother was toppled in an army coup.
Speaking to a throng of cheering supporters at her party headquarters in Bangkok, Yingluck declined to declare victory until final results are released. But she said: “I don’t want to say that Pheu Thai wins today. It’s a victory of the people.”
Date created : 2011-07-03