May 22, 2014 / 5:04 PM / 3 years ago

Britain's Hague calls on Thailand to restore democracy

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Thursday urged Thailand to restore a democratically-elected civilian government after its army chief seized control of the government in a coup.

"I am extremely concerned by today's coup," Hague said in a statement. "We look therefore to the authorities to set out a quick clear timetable for elections to help re-establish the democratic framework of governance.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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