Winning Thai leader forming coalition government

Last Updated: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 16:28

Bangkok: The sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has announced an accord to form a five-party coalition government after her Pheu Thai Party won a landslide victory in Thailand`s Parliamentary Elections.

Yingluck Shinawatra, whose party already won a majority of 265 seats in the 500-seat lower house of Parliament under preliminary results of Sunday`s polling, announced an agreement that would boost her coalition to 299 seats.

The Democrat Party, which has led a coalition government for more than three years, will be in opposition.
Yingluck is set to become Thailand`s first female leader.

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First Published: Monday, July 4, 2011 - 16:28

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