EU lauds election as ‘important step’ towards democracy
The European Union [EU] has praised Sunday’s election in Thailand as an important step towards restoring a democratic form of governance.
It said it looked forward to the formation of a government that reflected the will of the electorate.
“We stand ready to work with the new government in order to build a deeper relationship with Thailand, to the benefit of our citizens,” its spokesperson said in a statement released on Monday.
“Yesterday’s [Sunday’s] peaceful holding of the first fully-contested parliamentary elections in Thailand since 2011 constitutes an important step towards restoring a democratic form of governance,” the spokesperson said.
However, the EU urged the Thai Election Commission to resolve swiftly and transparently reported irregularities in the election.
It said it looked forward to the announcement of the election results as soon as possible.