Thai women cheer first female prime minister

Thai women cheer first female prime minister – Reuters, July 3, 2011
…But some Thais, especially females, want to give her the benefit of the doubt and see this as a big step for women in a country where they have struggled for equal representation in government.
“I’ve always wanted to have the first lady prime minister,” said Areerak Saelim, 42-year-old owner of a sunglass shop in a Bangkok market.
“I’ve seen too many men failing to run the country. Maybe this time, things will be different. What women are — and men aren’t — is meticulous. I’m pretty sure she can do the job based on her age and successful career…”

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