Ousted Thai leader’s sister named PM candidate (AP) – 1574th Edition

Yingluck Shinawatra, a member of Pheu Thai Party, raises her hands with fellow party members at the party headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand, on Monday, May 16, 2011. Thailand's main opposition party has nominated the sister of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to be its candidate for the same post in the upcoming general election. If elected, she could become the country's first female prime minister. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)AP – Thailand’s main opposition party on Monday nominated the sister of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as its candidate for the top post in upcoming elections, a decision likely to inflame tensions in the country’s highly polarized politics.

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