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POSTED | 9:04 AM | 14-05-2014

Thailand still in stalemate

Thailand was still locked in political stalemate on Wednesday (14 May), as the Senate continued its discussion aimed at finding a way out of the crisis.

The moves came as anti-government leader Suthep Thaugsuban, speaking inside Government House, called on the public to mount pressure on the Upper House to appoint an unelected prime minister as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, the pro-government Red Shirts now gathering in an area adjacent to Bangkok voiced strong opposition to any attempt to bring in an “unlawful” prime minister.

A group of prominent scholars and peace advocates yesterday urged the rival political camps to jointly select an interim, non-partisan deputy prime minister to replace the current acting Prime Minister Niwattumrong Boonsongpaisan, so that the country could move forward with reforms and successfully hold a general election.

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