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Ousted PM's sister poised to win Thai election

Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 01:44

July 3 - Yingluck Shinawatra and her Puea Thai party seem poised to win Thailand's general election, according to exit poll results. Andrew Raven reports.

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It. Crowds in Thailand each year for -- sister on the former prime minister as polls suggests he has won a landslide victory in general election. Exit polls but -- locks in a block and her opposition who Thai party in a commanding lead and voting stops across the country. Early results -- who -- 300 seats. That is twice the number of the rival Democrat party headed by current prime minister opposite which it to you. The vote follows sixty years of political chaos here marked by bloody protests. Military crackdowns. And growing tensions between the rich and poor. Many Thais are now yearning for stability. But at the top priority. It's a reconciliation. In the economy. Everyone talks about reconciliation. And I think the best thing would be for the new leader to lead the process. -- now what he thought. You luck -- 44 year old executive is the political novice. Her brother the former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra who fled the country -- 2006. Coup says he plans to come back. When that time is right. Well account and that he's 81 to go back but we at four right movement and it rights duties. In a lot who has been convicted of corruption in Thailand. Is now living in the United Arab Emirates. Andrew raven Reuters.

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Ousted PM's sister poised to win Thai election

Sunday, July 03, 2011 - 01:44