Strategic Error for Burma's Opposition?…

After 22 years of military rule without a constitution, the Burmese state is gearing up to hold a parliamentary general election later this year. There has been little doubt that these polls would be highly managed by the junta government, but the final indicator of this came in late March, when the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) decided not to re-register the party to take part in the election. The decision will end the party' s existence as a legal entity on 7 May, following the end of a stipulated 60-day registration period.

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