Yingluck Shinawatra is poised to be the first female prime minister of Thailand, but the first signs of a coup d’état have already arrived.
Thailand’s history overflows with unrest, and there have been more coups than there have been full-term premiers.
The Election Commission of Thailand on Tuesday chose not to verify the results of the July 4 election of Yingluck, claiming that there are reports of electoral fraud that need to be investigated.
According to the commission, active members of Yingluck’s Pheu Thai party included people who had been banned from Thai politics. This allegation is somewhat correct: Pheu Thai was formed by Thaksin Shinawatra, Yingluck’s older brother, himself an overthrown Prime Minister of Thailand, but Thaksin’s involvement in the elections has not been confirmed.
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