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Thailand to get first female prime minister

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BANGKOK, July 3 – Thailand’s Pheu Thai Party under the leadership of Yingluck Shinawatra, youngest sister of ousted prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, won the country’s 26th general election on Sunday, paving the way for her to be the first female prime minister of this Southeast Asian nation.

The country’s Election Commission reports that the latest tally after all votes were counted shows that Puea Thai has won a clear majority with 264 seats out of 500, far ahead of the 160 seats won by the Democrat Party of incumbent Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.

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