Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

Thailand's Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra

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Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's prime minister. Pongsapat Pongcharoen, a former deputy police commissioner, is leading in polls for the March 3 election of Bangkok's governor. He touted his relations with Yingluck in campaign speeches while promising free bus rides, more frequent trash collection and better sidewalks for Bangkok’s pedestrians.