Thai exit polls signal redshirt landslide – Guardian, July 3, 2011
Thailand’s opposition has triumphed in a bitterly fought election, putting Yingluck Shinawatra on course to become the country’s first female leader, five years after her brother Thaksin was toppled as prime minister in a coup.
The incumbent Democrats admitted defeat as preliminary results suggested another tide of support for Thaksin, a billionaire now living as a fugitive in Dubai. Although his younger sister formally leads the Puea Thai party, she is regarded as his proxy.
Yingluck, a 44-year-old businesswoman who entered politics just six weeks ago, said: “I don’t want to say that Puea Thai wins today. It’s a victory of the people…”
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