Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Sunday urged her political opponents to go to the polls if they want to remove her from office.
“I would like to ask everyone to practice tolerance and let time heal the problem. Problems facing the country are getting more complicated and cannot be solved in one day.
“If you don’t want the government to return to power, you have to fight us in the election. Transform rallies into a force of checks,” she said.
On her Facebook page, she said an election is the best medicine to cure political conflicts and the best mechanism to settle issues in a democratic system.
After the House was dissolved, the government could not implement measures to tackle economic problems such as boosting GDP through government spending, so private investment has been unresponsive.
Foreign tourists have cancelled their bookings and many countries have warned their citizens against visiting Thailand.
“Let’s talk and even though we have different opinions we do not need to be divided. Please do not pass on these conflicts to our children. Turn our differences into a force to solve problems for the country,” she said.