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Yingluck Shinawatra Voted In As First Female Thai Prime Minister

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House Selects Yingluck as Thailand's 28th Prime Minister

MPs gathered this morning to select the country's 28th prime minister. With no incidents, Pheu Thai's top party-list MP Yingluck Shinawatra was selected to the post.

Pheu Thai MPs were asked to be at Parliament since 9 A.M., an hour before the House is scheduled to convene, for a roll call to make sure nothing goes wrong with the vote.

At 10 A.M., House Speaker Somsak Kiatsuranont started the meeting but there were disruptions from Love Thailand Party leader Chuvit Kamolvisit over the seating arrangement.

He had been complaining since the first House session on Tuesday about being relegated to the back of the chamber and has been fighting to sit in the area designated for the Chart Thai Pattana Party.

The House speaker asked the Parliament police to escort Chuvit out of the chamber when he refused to sit as ordered but he was invited back in for the vote for the prime minister.

Pheu Thai party-list MP Sanoh Thienthong nominated Yingluck Shinawatra as the party's prime minister candidate, but in his haste, he nominated her as interior minister instead, earning laughter from other MPs.

Somsak then called for a vote to endorse Yingluck's nomination, whereby 294 MPs voted to endorse her, well above the one-fifth number she needed.

The opposition, comprising of the Democrat and Bhum Jai Thai parties, did not nominate an alternative candidate for the post.

MPs then gave their votes orally with Pheu Thai MPs voting in favor of Yingluck and opposition MPs abstaining their votes.

The House speaker and the two deputies also abstained.

Receiving the majority votes of 296 out of the 497 MPs present, Yingluck has been voted in as the country's next prime minister.

A total of 197 MPs abstained from voting while three voted against her nomination.

The House speaker has immediately forwarded her name for royal endorsement.

The ceremony to receive the royal appointment will be held at the Pheu Thai Party's headquarters on Petchaburi Road in a meeting room area on the seventh floor.

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-- Tan Network 2011-08-05

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I see the news networks are already sucking up with words like

Crushing Victory and distant second

Anyway I sincerely hope my fears are proved wrong and she does a good job for Thailand and her people.

But why do I get a bad feeling that wont be the case?

Because you don't want to be naive to think that she is there to do a 'good job for thailand and her people'. She has been openly declared a 'clone' of her brother. so, the agenda of her brother will be her primary agenda. Does 'good job for thailand and her people' constitute part of that ? If it does then yes, she will do a good job.

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If she fails, well, there's always the next election to get rid of her. Providing the military doesn't intervene in the meantime.

And providing that the Shinawatras haven't in the next four years installed all their friends and relatives is all the top positions of the bodies that help maintain free and fair democracy and allow us to have proper open elections, like the one just gone.

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Congratulations Yingluck Shinawatra ! Congratulations Thailand !

Dear Sir,

in my opinion it's a mistake for us foreigners and guests in Thailand, to make comments about the domestical politics. We have to accept everybody and we can just hope, that he/she doesn't take some stupid comments seriously.

Beside the intern troubles Thailand make since more than 100 years a good and wise politic. We westerners could learn from them a lot.

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NEW GOVERNMENT

It's official - Yingluck the prime minister

By The Nation

The House on Friday cast a roll-call vote to install Yingluck Shinawatra as prime minister.

Of 496 MPs present, Yingluck received 296 votes. The opposition abstained with 197 votes. Three votes were cast against the nomination.

Of the 300 coalition votes, four abstained including Yingluck, the House speaker and his two deputies.

Three Democrat MPs cast their disapproval were Watchara Phetthong, Boonyod Sukthinthai and Attaporn Ponlabutr.

Yingluck is 44 years and one month old, breaking a world record as the youngest female ever elected the prime minister.

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-- The Nation 2011-08-05

Anyone want to correct the Nation AGAIN?? Something like,... youngest prime minister , and the first female prime minister in Thai history? Unlike the Nation, I am open to correction if I am incorrect. :D

You are correct - here's the list of female prime ministers, their ages when elected and ultimate fate, that The Nation couldn't be bothered to research:

Sylvie Kinigi, Burundi, 41, later became acting president

Agathe Uwilingiyimana, Rwanda, 40, assassinated

Benazir Bhutto, Pakistan, 35, assassinated

Mari Kiviniemi, Finland, 41, voted out of office

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It's official, Thailand now has the hottest PM in the world!clap2.gifclap2.gif

I just vomited a bit in my mouth.

So besides being born, what is her qualifications?

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The Thais finally got the government they deserve.

Oh God, pls save this country...:(

Oh' well, it's not exactly "god" but don;\'t worry... one wrong step... or one too many... and they are history! :whistling:

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Good luck to Yingluck, and good luck to Thailand.

Let's hope that this "fresh face", in spite of her ties to her brother, is able to do something good and positive for Thailand as a whole, and not just a few select. I say we give her a chance and see what she can do. If she fails, well, there's always the next election to get rid of her. Providing the military doesn't intervene in the meantime.

I'm not a big fan of anything red or the ideology of burning property gets you elected in parliament but I have to concede that since Ms. Crab was elected by the majority we must give her a chance to prove her mettle. I'm sure she's going to have a fun time juggling those ministerial chairs among factions, a job I would not envy. I pray that the majority know what they're doing because if they're wrong everyone suffers. My bet is on the generals though.

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It's official, Thailand now has the hottest PM in the world!clap2.gifclap2.gif

I just vomited a bit in my mouth.

So besides being born, what is her qualifications?

Put it this way,she ain't no Margaret Thatcher or Helen Clark, is she?

BTW it seems to me ,only the mods on here think otherwise.

Maybe it's a bit of sour grapes!.Not sure.

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Congrats, PM Yingluck! I wish you good luck!

You must be one of the best looking PM in the world!

If SHE is going to accomplish anything at all, SHE will have to prove that SHE is not listening to HIM! I do not think that will happen.

Being pessimistic won't change the prospect of the new PM

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While not my choice of party, or PM, I still congratulate Yingluck on achieveing the top position, a first for Thailand, and a further step towards gender equality.

:jap:

Such nonsense, gender equality? Would you mind listing for me even ONE issue related to gender equality (of which there are MANY in Thailand) that Yingluck championed in her election speeches?

Also you seem to be forgetting the rather important issue that she would NOT in a million years be PM or even elected to anything if she was not handed the position by her brother. Why oh why do people continue to pretend this is anything other than a way for the "dear leader" to keep his hand in politics even if from afar.

I am all for gender equality, REAL earned equality that one can respect, not being a puppet for one's brother. As many women's rights groups in Thailand have expressed disappointment with the new PMs lack of any opinion or direction on bridging the gender gap I am curious what you know or see that they don't

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It's official, Thailand now has the hottest PM in the world!clap2.gifclap2.gif

You sir really need to get out more, maybe even out of Thailand if you think she is hot in way shape or form... I guess as they say beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder..

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It's official, Thailand now has the hottest PM in the world!clap2.gifclap2.gif

I just vomited a bit in my mouth.

So besides being born, what is her qualifications?

Put it this way,she ain't no Margaret Thatcher or Helen Clark, is she?

BTW it seems to me ,only the mods on here think otherwise.

Maybe it's a bit of sour grapes!.Not sure.

Put it this way, if your definition of being hot is being more attractive than Margaret Thatcher or Helen Clark, you must be in a constant state of arousal.

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