Thai lawmakers vote Yingluck Shinawatra as premier (AP) – 127th Edition

Thailand's new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, give a Thai traditional 'wai' greeting at the parliament in Bangkok, Thailand Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, after Thai lawmakers chose U.S.-educated businesswoman Yingluck as the country's first female prime minister. (AP Photo)AP – Thai lawmakers elected U.S.-educated businesswoman Yingluck Shinawatra as the country’s first female prime minister Friday, setting the stage for the 44-year-old political novice to take charge of a nation deeply divided since her brother was ousted in a 2006 coup.

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