Yingluck Shinawatra, the Thai Prime Minister, easily survived a no-confidence vote on November 28, 2012. The no-confidence vote was orchestrated by her opponents in the parliament, who had accused her of failing to crack down on graft.

Shinawatra is Thailand’s first female premiere and won 308 of the 467 votes, managing to secure support even from outside her six-party coalition. The Thai PM is a former business woman and took office in the month of August, 2011. Yingluck took office after a decisive election victory by her Puea Thai Party which has close links to her brother Thaksin Shinawatra. The opponents of Thaksin staged their own anti-government protests in Bangkok on November 24, 2012.