Yingluck Shinawatra will become Thailand’s first female prime minister after leading the Pheu Thai Party to a landslide victory in the general election on Sunday.
Yingluck is the younger sister of former PM Thaksin Shinawatra who was ousted in a military coup in 2006. Thaksin is currently in self-imposed exile (fleeing from corruption charges) but still remains influential in the country, obviously.
The political instability in Thailand had led to a couple of mass rally in the past few years. The last chaos in March-May 2010 resulted in dozens death and hundreds injured. Hope that the transition could be peacefully done this time.