Paetongtarn, the youngest daughter of Thaksin Shinawatra, was elected new leader of the Pheu Thai party today (Friday).
Replacing Cholnan Srikaew, who resigned, Paetongtarn, 37, was chosen during a meeting of executives and core members of the party at the party’s headquarters. As Thaksin’s daughter, her victory surprised no one. Her father founded the party.
Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin is expected to attend the meeting this afternoon.