Burma Elections: Voting, but not as we know it

Ashley South

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    On November 7Burma goes to the polls, for the first time in twenty years. The elections will be neither free nor fair, and are likely to result in military-dominated national and provincial administrations. However, a large number of independent parties will participate, hoping that this imperfect process will at least bring some change, slowly opening up accountability and political debate in a country dominated by the military for half a century. Will the polls have the minimal credibility for them to be endorsed by western countries? China, India and other regional powers are likely to have fewer scruples
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)29-31
    JournalThe World Today
    Issue numberNovember
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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