Burmese Democracy Splinter Group Regist…

Leaders of the splinter political group of Burma's National League for Democracy (NLD) registered their party at the Election Commission office in Naypyidaw Thursday, claiming they were gathering increasing support across the country. "We have been contacted by a number of individuals from at least 42 townships across the country who wish to join us," said Khin Maung Swe, who is expected to become the political leader of the newly registered National Democratic Force (NDF). The new party was formed by NLD leaders who disagreed with the NLD executive committee decision not to reregister the party and participate in the upcoming general election.

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