44-year-old Shinawatra, a businesswoman by profession is the sister of banished leader Thaksin Shinawatra, who tumbled after military took over in 2006.
“There is a lot more hard work to do in the future for the well-being of our sisters and brothers, the people of Thailand," said Yingluck Shinawatra to CNN. “There are many things to accomplish to make reconciliation possible, paving the way for a solid foundation for a flourishing nation," she added.
Thailand was in trouble after violence broke out in the parts of Bangkok with protestors taking over many parts of the area, so that the government resigns. Government's attempt to clear the streets resulted in violence. Many demonstrators were supporters of Thaksin Shinawatra, who lives in Dubai now to avoid charges of corruption.
"I've always wanted to have the first lady prime minister," said Areerak Saelim who earns her living by running a sunglasses shop in a Bangkok market.
"I've seen too many men failing to run the country. Maybe this time, things will be different. What women are and men aren't is meticulous. I'm pretty sure she can do the job based on her age and successful career."
While her brother was in the office, Thaksin Shinwatra, was criticised for “a sharp authoritarian streak and stood accused of corruption, cronyism and abuse of power."
With Ms Shinwatra winning the elections, the country hopes to bring an end to the political turmoil between Pheu Thai party and the Democratic Party.