THAI FIRST FEMALE PM TAKES OFFICE

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STORY: THAI FIRST FEMALE PM TAKES OFFICE DATELINE: Aug. 9, 2011LENGTH: 0:01:41LOCATION: BangkokINTROThailand's new Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has officially took office and become the country's first female leader.Yingluck is the youngest sister of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.PKGKing Bhumibol Adulyadej certified Yingluck's appointment as the country's 28th prime minister with a royal command presented at a ceremony on Monday. The 44-year-old Yingluck attended the ceremony with her husband and 9-year-old son.After the swearing-in ceremony, the new prime minister gave a brief speech.SOUNDBITE (THAI) YINGLUCK SHINAWATRA, THAI PRIME MINISTER:"Being a female premier is a challenge, but I will not let it be an obstacle...a combination between strength and softness would help me to find new alternatives to resolve problems."The political novice was elected as Thailand's first female premier in a parliamentary vote last Friday. Although her political experience has been qu Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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