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EU calls for clear timetable of new election in Thailand

European Union on Friday called on all sides in Thailand to commit to dialogue to find peaceful and lasting solution to the ongoing political impasse.

Spokesperson for Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs

and Security Policy and Vice President of the Commission, said in a statement.

"The High Representative notes the ruling of Thailand’s Constitutional Court of 21 March

2014 and calls upon the relevant authorities to set a clear timetable for new elections in line

with Thailand’s democratic and constitutional framework."

She also called on all sides to commit to dialogue to find a peaceful, lasting solution and ensure

that new elections involve the broadest possible participation.

"The High Representative reiterates her urgent call on all involved to refrain from violence and

act in accordance with democratic principles and the rule of law."

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