Myanmar Opposition Party Complains Of Restrictions


Salon Staff
February 20, 2012 12:27PM (UTC)

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — The party of Myanmar pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi says restrictions on its campaigning risk making upcoming by-elections unfair.

National League for Democracy spokesman Nyan Win said Monday that the party faces difficulty in getting permission to use public venues for its meetings.

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Suu Kyi is running for one of 48 parliamentary seats being contested in the April 1 polls. Her party won a 1990 general election, but the military refused to allow it to take power.

The National League for Democracy boycotted a 2010 general election because it felt the rules were unfair. It agreed to rejoin electoral politics last year when the new military-backed elected president, Thein Sein, began implementing democratic reforms.


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