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Abhisit Vejjajiv is the Prime Minister of Thailand.

Thailand Politics

Thailand was in political protests and sporadic violence since 2006. Abhisit Vejjajiv took charge as the Prime Minister in December 2008 but he faced repeated protests by anti-government groups calling for new elections. His term expires in December 2011.

Thailand General Election, 2011

The Thailand General Election, 2011 was held on July 3, 2011. Pheu Thai Party emerged victorious in the election. Yingluck Shinawatra becomes the first female Prime Minister of Thailand.

Thailand Timeline


July 4: The Pheu Thai Party which won in a landslide in the General Election started discussions to form a coalition government with four smaller parties. Yingluck Shinawatra, the next Prime Minister of Thailand, has promised to pursue national reconciliation.

July 3: Pheu Thai Party wins the General Election 2011 winning 265 out of 500 seats. The ruling Democrat Party won 159 seats.

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