Canada Calls for Restraint Following Thai PM’s Removal

May 7, 2014 - Following the decision made by Thailand’s constitutional court that has resulted in the removal of caretaker prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra and nine members of the caretaker cabinet, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today issued the following statement:

“Canada calls on all parties to exercise restraint as new caretaker prime minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan assumes his duties and pending the outcome of new parliamentary elections.

“We urge all Thais to work together to resolve their differences through democratic means, including by ensuring that elections take place peacefully, with the broadest possible participation, in accordance with the Thai constitution and in keeping with democratic principles and the rule of law.”

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