Pheu Thai Election Rally in Bangkok
19 images Created 1 Jul 2011
Pheu Thai, the party widely expected to win Thailand's national election Sunday, held its final campaign rally of the 2011 election Friday night in a massive stadium in Bangkok. Yingluck Shinawatra, the party's standard bearer, spoke to the crowd in a driving rainstorm. These are a few of the photos. The real question regarding PT's expected victory is by how much. Thailand uses a parliamentary system similar to the UK. For an outright victory, the winner needs 50% +1. If they win by less than that they would need to form a coalition government with some of the minor parties. In that case, the ultimate winner could be either Pheu Thai or the Democrats - the first of the two main parties to form the coalition.