Monday, July 4, 2011

The winner of the elections in Thailand announces a government coalicion

The candidate for Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, has announced a coalition of his party with four other smaller formations, after winning legislative elections held yesterday. The Puea Thai Party (Thais) won 265 seats of the 500 that make up the Parliament in voting that ended yesterday with a turnout of 75 percent.

The winning coalition is formed by the formation led by Yingluck, sister of deposed leader Thaksin Shinawatra, and four other parties: the Chart Thai Pattana, the Chat Pattana Phue Pandin, Palang Chong and Mahachon. The alliance will have 299 seats in parliament and the pact involves the transfer of several ministerial portfolios to the smaller groups have indicated Puea Thai sources.

Yingluck, 44 and neophyte in politics, had promised during his election campaign that if he won would reduce corruption by 75 percent. Earlier, the Prime Minister still Abhisit Vejajjiva, announced his resignation as leader of the Democratic Party in response to the election result.

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