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NCPO: It's not a coup

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The military had to "take over the administration" to restore national security and establish a sustainable democracy after social divisions are mended, according to National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) spokesman Werachon Sukondhapatipak. 

“Don’t call it a coup. The military action this time is totally different from the previous successful coups since the 1932 takeover," Col Werachon told a  packed audience at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand (FCCT) on Wednesday night.

"Normally the civilian government sets up a civilian government, but now the military will restore peace and order, reconciliation, then elections and other systems to strengthen democracy."

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