A pedestrian walks past an election campaign poster featuring a portrait of Thai Prime Minister and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha. Thailand is set to hold a general election on March 24, the first poll in five years since the 2014 military coup. Photo: EPA

US ‘keen’ for Thailand to return to elected government, top diplomat says

  • W. Patrick Murphy says democracy has served Thais well and the US is hopeful the March 24 poll will produce such results
  • His comments come amid expectations civilian rule will help normalise bilateral ties, which chilled after the junta seized power in 2014
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A pedestrian walks past an election campaign poster featuring a portrait of Thai Prime Minister and junta leader Prayuth Chan-ocha. Thailand is set to hold a general election on March 24, the first poll in five years since the 2014 military coup. Photo: EPA
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