Thaksin’s daughter attracted attention in Thai politics
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Thaksin’s daughter attracted attention in Thai politics

(Dan Tri) – The fact that the youngest daughter of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has become more active in recent times has heated up Thai politics, with speculation about the return of this famous family.

Ms. Paetongtarn Shinawatra, Mr. Thaksin’s youngest daughter (Photo: AFP).

Paetongtarn Shinawatra, 35, has half a million followers on Instagram.

The youngest daughter of the former Prime Minister of Thailand is currently actively participating in political activities ahead of the election expected to take place next year.

According to observers, these moves could continue to increase the influence of the Shinawatra family on a new generation of voters in Thailand.

Now, although Ms. Paetongtarn has a quiet role in the opposition Pheu Thai party, she is expected to be nominated to become a candidate for prime minister when the election schedule is announced.

Mr. Thaksin, 72 years old – who was overthrown in a military coup in 2016, often appears on his daughter’s social network account.

This is considered a message to bring Ms. Paetongtarn closer to the groups of Mr. Thaksin’s supporters, who brought him to victory in the 2001 and 2005 elections.

`We need you. We miss your father,` one person told Ms. Paetongtarn as she campaigned for Pheu Thai in local elections in Bangkok last month.

However, this is also expected to attract the attention of the ruling party, as well as the military elite and those with royalist views, as the Shinawatra family is their leading strong opponent.

Political parties related to Mr. Thaksin have won most seats in every election that has taken place in Thailand since 2001.

Mr. Thaksin is currently living in exile abroad to avoid accusations of corruption – which he denies and describes as being influenced by political factors.

His sister, Yingluck Shinawatra, was elected in 2011 but was overthrown by the military in 2014. She is also living in exile abroad.

Thaksin's daughter attracted attention in Thai politics

Ms. Paetongtarn is considered to be inheriting her father’s political legacy by attracting widespread attention (Photo: AFP).

Now, Ms. Paetongtarn does not hide her ambition, as she wants to turn Thailand into `a country full of opportunities and hope for us and future generations`.

The race is gradually heating up in local elections in Bangkok when last month, the candidate supported by current Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha lost to a candidate who was a minister under the government of

Thailand in the five years under Mr. Thaksin’s leadership has witnessed economic development and attention to policies for the poor.

According to observers, according to the current situation, Pheu Thai is likely to win next year’s election.

However, to regain power, Pheu Thai and Ms. Paetongtarn also face challenges.

The Thai Senate is currently considered to have the presence of many figures with pro-military views.

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