Yingluck Shinawatra, leader of the Puea Thai party, has made history. She is expected to become the first female prime minister of Thailand after her party won the election with a slim majority of 265 out of the total 500 parliamentary seats.Wednesday, 6 July, 2011, 12:00am
Given the tensions plaguing Thailand, a conventional political honeymoon was never going to be on the cards for prime minister-elect Yingluck Shinawatra - but at least she is being cut some slack.5 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
'You Decide' was the compelling message some Thai newspapers had on their front pages yesterday.
Unfortunately, nothing in Thailand's fragile democracy was ever going to be quite that simple.4 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Thai politics has gradually been transformed into a two-party system. As in American politics, leadership and ideology have emerged as key determining factors behind the success or failure of political parties.25 May 2011 - 12:00am