Yingluck Shinawatra, a member of the Puea Thai party, on August 5 was confirmed as Thailand ’s first female prime minister.

To the post, the 28 th Prime Minister of Thailand won 296 of 500 votes in the lower house.

A new government was scheduled to be established in the next week, with a prospective cabinet of about 20 people.

Yingluck Shinawatra had called upon five other political parties to form a multiparty coalition government. The coalition currently holds 300/500 seats in the country’s House of Representatives.

Born in San Kampheang district of the Thai northern province of Chiang Mai on June 21, 1967, Yingluck gained two degrees, in politics and public administration, from Chiang Mai University in 1988. She also earned a masters degree from Kentucky University in the US in 1991.

She was nominated as Prime Minister of Thailand by the Puea Thai party after the party achieved resounding success in the country’s general election in early July./.