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Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM

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Wow - if the Thai people can't unite behind that prime minister than they are not likely to come together behind anyone. I guess if your politics is a mess you might as well get a gorgeous babe as your new leader - makes it a whole lot easier to watch the news day after day.

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Hisahiburi, I don't remember if it was the redshirts or not, but you're right a Jpns. camerman was either crushed or killed in the mob protests.

Ribstick, you've got the countries mixed up.

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Oberst - spot on! Southsakai - Thai leadership runs in a family - yeah...as opposed to Japanese leadership that never runs in a family...good one'-).. But at least SHE is very photogenic...here is hoping she can keep Thailand stable for a little while...

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don't think that she ever held a professional job which was not a family company or in which she did not report to her brother.

Why would she? He's run, huge, successful businesses.

I hope she can bring some stability to Thailand. It'd be nice if the yellow shirts would let her get on with things.

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Hot as Thailand's weather !!

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It goes to show though, wealth can win elections, as her brother winning and now her

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Isn't the military still controlling the country since the protesting?

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In my opinion I believe she will do well as the PM as long as there is transparency in Govt. My concern is what will happen to her if the King Dies - will she be able to prevent a possible revolution. As everyone knows the King is well loved in Thailand.

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Congratulations to Madam Prime Minister Shinawatra. Her party won through democratic elections. Lets see what she can do. Sometimes winning is the easiest phase. Now lets see how she and her party serves the people of Thailand.

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Thaksin thinks, Pheu Thai acts. And his sister (the puppet) is now Prime Minister. I don't think that she ever held a professional job which was not a family company or in which she did not report to her brother.

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She is as crooked as her brother. Time in office before another riot: 6 months.

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You talking about the exploitation of women in Thailand WHILE suggesting we Google her great pics in uniform are quite the sexist contradiction don't you think?

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Seems like Thai leadership runs in the family

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hisashiburi, are you talking about the protests in Burma? I think you have your SE Asian countries mixed up.

Anyway, there are some great pics of this leader in some kind of military looking uniform. Google her. Hopefully she'll end the exploitation of women in Thailand.

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Was it the redshirts who assassinated that Japanese cameraman in cold blood during those demonstrations?

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Well, she's certainly the most photogenic of Asia's leaders, that's for sure.

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