Yaowapa Wongsawat, the younger sister of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, romped home with a punishing victory over her Democrat rival in Sunday's by-election in Chiang Mai's Constituency 3.
Vote counting at an election unit in Chiang Mai. (Photo by Cheewin Sattha)
After establishing what seemed an insurmountable lead in the early count, Mrs Yaowapa went on to register 69,564 votes over the Democrats' Kingkan Na Chiangmai on 21,128 with most of the ballots counted late in the evening.
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