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EC chairman welcomes Prayuth playing mediator role in seven-side talks

Election Commission Chairman Supachai Somcharoen Thursday welcomed Army chief Gen Prayuth Chan-ocha playing the role of mediator by holding seven-side talks.

Supachai said the EC would participate in the second round of talks at the Army Club at 2 pm.

He said he agreed with Prayuth's statement that the new election must not lead to violence and loss of lives.

The EC chairman said it would be up to the meeting's decision whether to have the EC organise an election or a referendum on the political disputes.

After all sides involved reach an agreement, the EC would be ready to organise the new election, Supachai said.

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