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Yingluck Shinawatra (Thai: ยิ่งลักษณ์ ชินวัตร, RTGS: Yinglak Chinnawat, pronounced [jîŋ.lák tɕʰīn.ná.wát]; born 21 June 1967), nicknamed Pu (Thai: ปู, pronounced [pūː], "crab"), is a Thai businesswoman and politician, member of the Pheu Thai Party, and the 28th Prime Minister of Thailand following the 2011 general election. Yingluck was Thailand's first female Prime Minister at the time and its youngest Prime Minister in over 60 years.Born in Chiang Mai Province into a wealthy family of Hakka Chinese descent, Yingluck Shinawatra earned a bachelor's degree from Chiang Mai University and a master's degree from Kentucky State University, both in public administration. She became an executive in the businesses founded by her elder brother, Thaksin Shinawatra, and later became the president of property developer SC Asset and managing director of Advanced Info Service. Meanwhile, her brother Thaksin became Prime Minister and was then overthrown in a military coup. He fled from Thailand, was convicted in absentia and has lived in self-imposed exile.In May 2011, the Pheu Thai Party, which maintains close ties to Thaksin, nominated Yingluck as their candidate for Prime Minister in the 2011 general election. She campaigned on a platform of national reconciliation, poverty eradication, and corporate income tax reduction and won a landslide victory. On 7 May 2014, the Constitutional Court of Thailand ordered Yingluck Shinawatra to step down following months of political crisis. The Court found her guilty of charges of abuse of power over the transfer of national security Chief Thawil Pliensri in 2011.On 23 May 2014 Yingluck was arrested along with former cabinet ministers and political leaders, in the wake of a military coup which had occurred the previous day. She was taken with two family members to an army camp in central Thailand. A military official said she would be detained for up to a week while the coup was consolidated. Wikipedia