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Socdem Asia Statement on the Mar 24 elections in Thailand

Socdem Asia is wishing Thailand a peaceful, fair and free elections that represents the will of the Thai people. We send our best wishes and wish for more power to Future Forward Party and Commoners Party, affiliate parties of Socdem Asia!

This is the first elections since the military junta takeover in 2014. We recognize though that democracy and civic freedoms have a long way to go in the country despite today's democratic exercise. Leading to today's polls, opposition parties continue to be harassed and intimidated as the military junta try to maintain power and tip the scales in their favor.

May the result of today's polls cement the efforts of citizens' groups and political parties towards a government with democratization and human rights in its agenda. We fervently hope that today's electon will pave the way for a freer and more just Thailand. ###