Yingluck elected prime minister
- Published: 5 Aug 2011 at 11.53
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Pheu Thai Party list MP Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's 28th prime minister by a majority vote in the House of Representatives on Friday morning.
Pheu Thai Party list MP Yingluck Shinawatra (centre) is elected Thailand's 28th prime minister by a majority vote in the House of Representatives on August 5, 2011. (Photo by Kitja Aphichonrojarek)
A total of 296 MPs voted in support of Ms Yingluck, the country’s first female prime minister, while three Democrat MPs voted against her, with 197 abstentions - including Ms Yingluck, the new speaker and one of his deputies, and most members of the main opposition parties, the Democrat and Bhumjaithai parties, and the four members of the Rak Thailand Party led by Chuvit Kamolvisit.
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