Thailand PM risks 'unsustainable' rule

Critics warn Yingluck Shinawatra's policies may not be permanent, one year into her premiership.

    Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has celebrated her unlikely first year in power after winning a landslide victory last election at the helm of her brother's political party - one that had been ousted in a coup five years ago.

    Having led the Pheu Thai party into a big election win with no previous political experience, Yingluck, a former businesswoman, has cause to celebrate.

    But while Yingluck's administration has a strong mandate, opponents have warned that by moving too fast to push through reconciliation laws and rewrite the constitution, she risks making her hard-fought changes only temporary.

    Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay reports from Bangkok.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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