Prime Minister Shinawatra has had to contend with protests country wide form opposition supporters who believe that her brother Thakshin Shinawatra, former Prime Minister who is in exile, has been pulling the strings behind the scene and that she is his puppet. Thus undermining democracy in the country.
Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was elected to the Prime Ministership on the 5th of August 2011 wining 265 seats out 500 in the Thai Parliament. She is expected to win the elections in February next year. Any delay in the polls leaves her and her government open to various legal issues and more country wide protests.