The New Prime Minister of Thailand Holds a Degree From an HBCU

Yingluck Shinawatra’s Pheu Thai Party scored a huge victory in last week’s parliamentary elections in Thailand. She is the first woman elected prime minister of the Asian nation. It is only the second time in Thailand’s history that one party has held an absolute majority in the country’s House of Representatives.

The new prime minister is the sister of Thaksin Shinawatra who served as prime minister until he was overthrown in a 2006 military coup. Yingluck Shinawatra is a graduate of Chiang Mai University in Thailand and holds a master’s degree in public administration from Kentucky State University.