The Burmese military junta announced that Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) will be dissolved. The electoral commission argued that the Nobel Peace Prize party flouted the regime’s new legislation.
Suu Kyi’s NLD, which forcefully prevailed over pro-military parties in the 2015 and 2020 legislative elections, will have “its registration as a political party automatically canceled” as of Wednesday, for not having registered according to the new requirements, the official said. official television channel MRTV.
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Myanmar has been in chaos since the military overthrew the civilian government of Aung San Suu Kyi in February 2021, over controversial allegations of voter fraud. Since then, the ruling army has promised to hold national elections. However, the military, which expected elections to be held before August, raised security and logistical reasons for delaying the deadline, in a country ravaged by a violent civil conflict that is partly beyond its control.
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According to a local organization, more than 3,100 people have been killed in the military crackdown on dissent since the coup. More than a million people have been displaced by the fighting, according to the UN. In December, the junta sentenced the former head of government to 33 years in prison in a rigged trial that human rights groups dismissed as a sham.