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53 countries back election: Surapong

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul

Caretaker Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul said Sunday that 53 countries and two international organisations have issued statements backing Thailand's election on February 2.



They believed that the election would be an internationally-accepted means to return the power to people, he said.

The latest statements were issued by Colombia and Mexico, praising for the election which would promote public participation and benefit Thailand. They will closely monitor the situation in Thailand and hope for a peaceful, democratic and constitutional solution, he said.


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