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Collection Thai General Election 2011 Web Archive

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Collection Period:
June 2011 to December 2011.

Following months of political unrest and division led by the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD or "Red Shirts"), Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva announced dissolution of parliament with general elections on July 3, 2011.The populist party, Pheu Thai Party, won in a landslide electing its leader, Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's first female Prime Minister and sister to the disposed Thaksin Shinawatra. In May 2014 she was ousted in a military coup with allegations of corruption as part of the ongoing political struggle. The Thailand National Elections Web Archive includes websites from government agencies, candidates, non-governmental organizations and news sources captured prior to and after the 2011 election.

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