Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's new prime minister, filled her Cabinet late Tuesday night.
With the king's approval, Yingluck revealed 35 appointments, notably none of whom were the “Red Shirt” leaders who protested on behalf of her brother Thaksin in 2010.
In two notable moves, the former deputy governor of the Bank of Thailand,Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala, was named finance minister, while former stock market president Kittirat Na Ranong assumed the role of commerce minister.
Yingluck is the leader of the Pheu Thai party, which was formed by loyalists to her exiled brother Thaskin after he was stripped of his job as Prime Minister in 2006.
As the first female Prime Minister of Thailand, Yingluck will face a number of challenges, including the always present threat of a military coup.
''Please give me a chance and time. I will prove myself for all of you,'' Yingluck, who has just months of political experience, said Wednesday.
Pheu Thai, under the suggestion of Thaksin, has said Gen. Prayut Chan-O-Cha will remain in control of the military. Prayut had led the army's counter-strike against pro-Thaksin Red Shirt demonstrators in Bangkok last year, which ended with the deaths of 91 people. He has been head of the military since role last October.
"I can confirm that no one will be transferred," Gen. Yuthasak Sasiprapa, the new defense minister, told Agence France-Presse Wednesday.
"I'm confident that relations between the military and Pheu Thai will improve," he added, shaking off the suggestion that a second member of the Shinawatra family would be ousted in a coup.
Although most of Yingluck's choices were conservative, Foreign Ministry officials voiced their displeasure with the selection of Surapong Towijakchaikul as foreign minister.
"Only a few Foreign Ministry officials know about him," one told the Bangkok Post on condition of anonymity. "He has never held any ministerial post before."
Surapong, who is distantly related to Yingluck and Thaksin, was formerly a Member of Parliament and chaired its Foreign Affairs committee.
Worawat Ua-apinyakul, a Pheu Thai MP from Phrae, was appointed education minister.
All of the new Cabinet members assembled at the palace Wednesday afternoon to be sworn in by King Bhumibol Adulyadej.