Yingluck Shinawatra

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Yingluck Shinawatra
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ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร
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Prime Meenister o Thailand
In office
5 August 2011 – 7 Mey 2014
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Deputy
Precedit bi Abhisit Vejjajiva
Succeeded by Niwatthumrong Boonsongpaisan (Actin)
Meenister o Defence
In office
30 Juin 2013 – 7 Mey 2014
Deputy Yuthasak Sasiprapha
Precedit bi Sukampol Suwannathat
Succeeded by Vacant
Personal details
Born 21 Juin 1967 (1967-06-21) (age 47)
San Kamphaeng, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Poleetical pairty Pheu Thai Pairty
Spoose(s) Anusorn Amornchat
Relations Thaksin Shinawatra (brother)
Somchai Wongsawat
(brither-in-law)
Childer Supasek Amornchat
Alma mater Chiang Mai Varsity
Kentucky State Varsity
Profession Businessperson an Politeecian
Releegion Buddhism
Signatur

Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák tɕʰīn.nā.wát]; born 21 June 1967), or nickname Pu (Thai: ปู, pronounced [pūː], "crab"),[1] is a Thai businesswoman an politeecian, member o the Pheu Thai Pairty, the 28t Prime Meenister o Thailand followin the 2011 general election. Yingluck is Thailand's first female Prime Meenister an at 45 is the youngest Prime Meenister o Thailand in ower 60 years.[2][3]

Born in Chiang Mai Province intae a wealthy faimily o Cheenese strynd,[4] Yingluck Shinawatra earned a bachelor's degree frae Chiang Mai Varsity an a master's degree frae Kentucky State Varsity, baith in public admeenistration.[5] She acame an executive in the businesses foondit bi her elder brither, Thaksin Shinawatra, an later acame the preses o property developer SC Asset an managin director o Advanced Info Service. Meanwhile, her brither Thaksin acame Prime Meenister, wis owerthrown in a militar coup, an went intae self-imposed exile efter a coort convictit him o abuse o pouer.

In Mey 2011, the Pheu Thai Pairty, which maintains close ties tae Thaksin, nominatit Yingluck as their candidate for Prime Meenister in the 2011 general election.[6][7] Peua Thai campaigned wi a slogan o "Thaksin Thinks, Peua Thai Does". She campaigned on a platform o naitional reconciliation, poverty eradication, an corporate income tax reduction, but the rulin Democrat Pairty claimed that she would act in the interests o her exiled brither. The Pheu Thai Pairty wan a landslide victory, winnin 265 seats in the 500 seat Hoose o Representatives o Thailand,[8] It wis anly the seicont time in Thai poleetical history that a single pairty wan a parliamentary majority, the first pairty wis her brither's pairty, Thai Rak Thai Pairty.

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  1. "'ปู'ปัดบินฮ่องกงพบพี่ชาย ไม่รู้'สมศักดิ์'อยากร่วมรบ." [""Pu" denied flying to Hong Kong to see her brother, not knowing "Somsak"'s joining coaliation"]. Thairath (in Thai) (Bangkok). 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 19 April 2012. 
  2. "Yingluck, Pheu Thai win in a landslide". Bangkok Post. 3 July 2011. 
  3. CNN, [Talking politics with Thailand's PM http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/asiapcf/12/17/ta.abhisit/index.html], 18 December 2008
  4. Yingluck Shinawatra (prime minister of Thailand). Encyclopædia Britannica.
  5. "Yingluck to be 'clone' of ex-PM brother". The China Post (Taiwan). 4 July 2011. 
  6. Kate, Daniel Ten (16 May 2011). "Sister of Fugitive Ex-Premier Thaksin Chosen as Leader of Opposition Party". Bangkok. Bloomberg L.P. 
  7. Hookway, James (17 May 2011). "New Thai Candidacy". The Wall Street Journal (Bangkok). 
  8. "Official balloting outcome". The Nation (Thailand) (Bangkok). 5 July 2011. 

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