Yingluck Shinawatra

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Yingluck Shinawatra
ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร

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28th Prime Minister of Thailand
In office
5 August 2011 – 7 May 2014
Monarch Bhumibol Adulyadej
Deputy Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan
Surapong Tovichakchaikul
Preceded by Abhisit Vejjajiva
Succeeded by Niwatthamrong Boonsongpaisan (Acting)
Minister of Defence
In office
30 June 2013 – 7 May 2014
Deputy Yuthasak Sasiprapha
Preceded by Sukampol Suwannathat
Succeeded by Prawit Wongsuwan
Personal details
Born 21 June 1967 (1967-06-21) (age 50)
San Kamphaeng District, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Nationality Thai (until 2017)
Stateless (2017-present) (fled to Dubai) (seeking asylum in UK)
Political party Pheu Thai Party
Spouse(s) Anusorn Amornchat (m. 1995)
Children 1 son
Residence Bangkok (until 2017)
Dubai (fled to) (2017-present)
United Kingdom (seeking asylum) (2017-present)
Alma mater Chiang Mai University
Kentucky State University
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Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák tɕʰīn.nā.wát]; born 21 June 1967), nicknamed Pu (Thai: ปู, pronounced [pūː], meaning "crab"),[1] is a Thai businesswoman and politician.

Shinawatra is a member of the Pheu Thai Party who became the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election. Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister and its youngest in over 60 years. Also, she holds the distinction as the world's first female of Chinese descent to have had led the government of a UN member state.

Shinawatra was removed from office on 7 May 2014 by a Constitutional Court decision that found her guilty on a charge of abuse of power.[2][3]

On 2 September 2017, media said that "A search team has been set up to locate her and bring her before the Supreme Court, which issued a warrant for her arrest, to hear its ruling on Sept 27. The ex-premier faces a possible 10-year jail term if convicted of criminal negligence related to her government’s rice-pledging scheme".[4]

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