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China congratulates Thailand smooth election

Updated: 2011-07-05 19:16


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BEIJING - China on Tuesday congratulated Thailand on its efficient election on July 3 in which the Pheu Thai Party gained a majority in the House of Representatives.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the remarks at a press briefing.

"The political stability complies with the fundamental interests of the Thai people and is conducive to the further growth of China-Thailand relations," he said.

He expressed hope that the country will realize social harmony and economic development with a prosperous future and stable livelihood for its people.

With the opposition Pheu Thai Party holding a majority in the House, the party's candidate for the premiership, Yingluck Shinawatra, announced on Monday a five-party coalition that includes Chat Thai Pattana, Chat Pattana Puea Pandin, Phalangchon and Mahachon.

The announcement came one day after the July 3 general election in which her party beat the ruling Democrat Party of Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva.


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