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Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM

Political novice elected in parliament after winning support of more than half of lawmakers in a televised vote

Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Thailand's new Prime Minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, smiles as she walks past members of the media after a vote in parliament confirmed her as the country's new leader in Bangkok on August 5, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Yingluck became politically turbulent Thailand's first female prime minister after parliament endorsed her crushing election victory (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
In the lower house, 296 of the legislature's 500 members voted for Yingluck. Three members voted against and 197 abstained. Thai's cast their ballots back on July 3, 2011 (Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Former Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva gestures during a parliament vote to endorse the country's new prime minister in Bangkok on August 5, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
The 44-year-old former businesswoman, who was unopposed, easily won a majority in the 500-member parliament to take charge of a country plagued by instability since Thaksin was removed by the army in 2006 (Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's first female Prime Minister, speaks to the media at Parliament on August 5, 2011 (Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Yingluck said she would get to work immediately on forming a cabinet and would name her 35 ministers within a week (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Red shirt supporters of Yingluck Shinawatra react near the parliament after the Thai parliament officially elected Yingluck Shinawatra as the country's first female Prime Minister on August 5, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand (Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Thai Prime Minister-in-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra gives a traditional Thai greeting to the press prior to the official opening of parliament in Bangkok on August 1, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
'Red Shirt' demonstrators shout slogans in support of the country's new prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra (pictured L), after she was endorsed into office at parliament in Bangkok on August 5, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)
Yingluck Shinawatra becomes Thailand's first female PM
Thai Prime Minister-in-waiting Yingluck Shinawatra (front C) poses for a group photo with party members prior to the official opening of parliament in Bangkok on August 1, 2011 (AFP/Getty Images)