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India Supports Thai Government’s Move To Hold General Election

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New Delhi, Dec 17 – India has expressed support to the Thai government’s decision to hold a general election next year, Press Trust of India (PTI) reported.

“We have taken note of recent developments in Thailand, our close friend, where fresh elections have been announced,” said a spokesperson from the External Affairs Ministry on Monday.

“We support all measures to uphold the rule of law, resolve political differences through dialogue and consultations within the constitutional framework and democratic processes of Thailand and to restore normalcy.”

Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the dissolution of parliament recently following mass demonstrations in the past few weeks demanding the overthrow of the current administration.

Yingluck has said she will remain as interim prime minister until a new premier is chosen in the polls set for Feb 2, 2014.

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