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Abhisit: Election not the solution

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Political problems will persist even if a new election is held successfully, which is why national reform is needed first, says Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva. 

The best solution for the country is to quickly carry out reforms on which all sides of the conflict can agree, Mr Abhisit wrote on his Facebook page.

He said that while caretaker government still wanted polling to take place on July 20, the anti-government People's Democratic Reform Committee (PDRC) was pressing ahead with its plan to reclaim sovereign power. Meanwhile, the pro-government United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD) has told its supporters to start rallying to protect democracy.

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