Thai PM concedes, congratulates first female premier
Yingluck Shinawatra, the opposition Puea Thai party candidate.
July 3rd, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Thai PM concedes, congratulates first female premier

Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva conceded Sunday that Yingluck Shinawatra had won the nation's election.

"Congratulations to Thailand's first female prime minister," he said.

Early exit polling in Thailand showed Yingluck of the Pheu Thai party with a wide lead over Abhisit of the Democratic Party.

Polling also showed Yingluck's party may take more than 300 of the 500 seats in the House of Representatives up for grabs in the election, according to data collected by the Suan Dusit Poll. It would be one of the few times in recent decades that a party won a majority, allowing it to form its own administration without having to build a coalition.

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  1. banasy

    This is just the way it goes sometimes.
    Now you'll probably be trolled, too.
    It doesn't bother me, it *does* make me laugh, though!

    Hello, lady! How have you been?
    Yep, it's my turn at the spit.
    Being the main course, of course.
    Well, I'm off to watch "Troll Soup".

    Happy 4th of July, all!

    July 4, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    Hope everyone is all right at your house!
    The weather picked a fine time to deprive you of your AC.

    July 4, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. SamSam

    What's so exciting? All the world knows that she just represents Thaksin. We call her a lady boy puppet because Thaksin will be her shadow all the time. The real PM is Thaksin, not her. The new cabinet is being discussed now in Dubai where Thaksin is living. He's the one who will decide and appoint the cabinet. Thailand has the real PM in Dubai! It's a real joke. You can find out this fact in Thai newspaper (Bangkok Post) if you don't believe.

    July 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
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