Thailand landslide election: Thaksin likes his job

Telecoms tycoon-turned-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra was romping to another four-year term on Sunday in what an exit poll predicted would be a historic second successive general election landslide.

The poll, conducted jointly by six television channels and a &to=http:// ' target=_blank>Bangkok university, said Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai party would win 399 of 500 seats in parliament. If borne out by the official tally, it would be the first time in &to=http://' target=_blank>Thailand's coup-prone history that an elected leader has won a second term.

"It's not really a big surprise," Thaksin, the first elected Thai leader to complete one term, told reporters at his party headquarters after a lackluster campaign some analysts said was largely a referendum on his CEO-style of leadership, informs Reuters.

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