Key Moments in Ex-Thai Premier's Career

January 23, 2015 6:46 AM

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— Sept. 19, 2006: The army topples Yingluck's brother, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in a bloodless coup following months of protests alleging corruption, abuse of power and disrespect for the monarchy.

— July 3, 2011: Yingluck leads the Pheu Thai party to victory in general elections, and is named the country's first female prime minister. Her swift rise is largely due to the popularity of Thaksin, who critics say directed the party and later Yingluck's government from self-imposed exile.

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