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U.S. presses Thailand for 'expeditious' announcement of election results

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U.S. presses Thailand for 'expeditious' announcement of election results

 

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Officials begin the process of counting ballots after polls closed, during the general election in Bangkok, Thailand, March 24, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Tuesday that Washington looks forward to working with Thailand's newly elected government and pressed Bangkok to release the results of the weekend vote as soon as possible while investigating any irregularities.

 

"We stand with the Thai people in calling for the expeditious announcement of voting results and a fair and transparent investigation of any reported irregularities," State Department spokesman Robert Palladino told a news briefing.

 

"The United States looks forward to working with Thailand's newly elected government to advance values that bring our countries closer together, including democracy, security and prosperity for all citizens," he said.

 

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by David Alexander; Editing by Eric Beech)

 

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

"The United States looks forward to working with Thailand's newly elected government to advance values that bring our countries closer together, including democracy, security and prosperity for all citizens," he said. 

Defiled democracy

Too much security of the wet blanket kind

There is prosperity for a very select few

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12 minutes ago, boonrawdcnx said:


I am not American but where does this statement interfere or meddle in Thai politics?

The criticism is very well justified given the disastrous election process and it’s many reported inconsistencies and outright reported / documented cheating!

Even official poll observers have labeled these elections as NOT free and fair!

Thais in the net do very much welcome this criticism by foreign governments acknowledging this election was a sham and the arrogance and stupidity of the useless EC who are nothing but junta puppets!


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That may be but it is none of your business.

The Thai people are not unaware of what happened. They are not all happy. But foreign "advice" is not welcome.

And all this unwelcome advice lets Thai people believe that a country like China or Russia,

which does not criticise but only offers trade deals is far more welcome than constant meddling.

I say again, name one time that Thailand had said how corrupt some voting habits in EU or US is. Not once.

 EU and US could do a lot to learn about diplomacy in SE Asia

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

democracy, security and prosperity for all citizens,"

Well, you wish. 

Since decades it is all about prosperty, means power, of the two so called elites. The red and the yellow. 

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