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Thai caretaker PM wishes for peace in 2014

English.news.cn   2013-12-31 21:08:44            

BANGKOK, Dec. 31 (Xinhua) -- Thai caretaker Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Tuesday wished all Thais to make concerted efforts to bring peace and harmony back to the country in 2014.

In a New Year's message posted on her Facebook account, Yingluck urged people with conflicting political opinions to work together to help the country find a way to peace.

She also pledged to continue working with perseverance and restraint, and try her best to restore harmony for Thailand.

The constituency-based candidate registration for the upcoming Feb. 2 general election is proceeding across the country, yet not smoothly with blockage from anti-government protesters.

Pressure from protesters has prompted local election officials in several provinces to resign.

The constituency registration is expected to last till Jan. 1 while the party-list candidate registration concluded earlier with 45 political parties having their lists submitted.

The anti-government street rally in the capital is taking a pause during the New Year holiday season that runs through Jan. 1, and is expected to come back even stronger after the holiday, according to protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban.

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