Yingluck Shinawatra

One hurdle down but more are to come for Yingluck

The electoral win of Yingluck Shinawatra, leader of the Puea Thai party, was finally endorsed by the Election Commission on Tuesday.

Thursday, 21 July, 2011, 12:00am

Yingluck's true political tests are still to come

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.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Yingluck faces calm before the storm

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

It won't be easy for Yingluck

'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

Old and new money in a race for Thai votes

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