Thaksin Shinawatra's shadow over sister's poll victory
4 July 2011 Last updated at 04:40 BST
Less than a day after Yingluck Shinawatra was elected Thailand's first female prime minister, there are already questions about whether her exiled brother will return to the country.
The Pueh Thai party won the election with 265 seats out of 500 in the lower house, and Ms Shinawatra has said she plans to create a coalition government.
Mr Thaksin has said he is in "no hurry" to return, but in a politically fragile country there is real concern about what could happen if he changes his mind.
Karishma Vaswani reports from Bangkok.