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New Thai PM forms coalition govt

The winds of change are blowing across Thailand. The country's first female Prime Minister has formed...

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The winds of change are blowing across <place w:st="on"><country-region w:st="on">Thailand</country-region>.

The country's first female Prime Minister has formed a five-party coalition government after the Puea Thai Party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections.

Yingluck Shinawatra is the younger sister of Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted during a military coup in 2006.

Financial Times correspondent Tim Johnston said her election will spark transformation in several sectors.

"I think this is the young mobilised masses of <country-region w:st="on"><place w:st="on">Thailand</country-region> telling the elite 'you can remove us in a coup, you can remove our candidates, but we are going to keep voting these people in'," she said.