The Center for Administration of Peace and Order (CAPO) has announced that 53 countries have so far voiced their support for Thailand’s general election set for 2 February 2014, saying it will help resolve the ongoing political conflicts.

In a televised speech on Sunday, CAPO Director Surapong Tovijakchaikul said 53 countries and two international organizations had thus far agreed with the Thai government tackling its political deadlock via a democratic means, by arranging the general election; which they said was the best solution the international community approved of.

Mexico and Columbia are the two latest countries voicing support for the election.

The Opposition Democrat will not take part in the 2 February election, declaring that it wants a political reform to take place first.