Sunday, July 3, 2011
Thailand has a new Prime Minister, a beautiful and photogenic Prime Minister.
Good Bye Abishit Vejjajiva and Welcome and Good Luck to Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's first ever female Prime Minister.
Yingluck Shinawatra, who is set to become Thailand's first female prime minister, said Sunday 3rd July 2011 that she was working on building a coalition after the government conceded defeat in landmark elections.
Yingluck, seen as the proxy of her brother Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted as premier in a 2006 coup, said it was too early to claim victory for her Puea Thai party but thanked voters as results indicated it had won a majority.
"I don't want to say it's victory for me and the Puea Thai party but people are giving me a chance and I will work to my best ability for the people," she told reporters at her party headquarters in Bangkok.
"While we are waiting for the official results the Puea Thai executive has already contacted and discussed with Chart Thai Pattana to work together," she said, referring to negotiations for a coalition with a smaller party.
"And in the future there are more parties expected to come and work with Puea Thai."
"I would like to reiterate that we are ready to deliver on all of the policies that we have announced," the 44-year-old beautiful politician said. "There is more hard work ahead."
Her comments came after Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva admitted defeat in the hotly contested polls and congratulated the opposition on their victory.
With 92 percent of votes counted, Puea Thai had won 260 seats out of 500, well ahead of the Democrats with 163, according to the Election Commission.
The outcome marks a remarkable comeback for the opposition allied to Thaksin after years of turmoil since he was ousted by the military.