Friday, 11 April 2014

Election Commission curbs Suu Kyi's campaign trail

The director of Burma's official electoral body, the Union Election Commission (UEC), told DVB on Thursday that plans are in motion
to change the regulations for election campaigning so that candidates may only campaign in their respective constituencies. He said
the new regulation would also prohibit fellow party members or party leaders from campaigning in a constituency on another
candidate's behalf.
The move will undoubtedly be seen by Burma watchers as an attempt to rein in opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has led the
campaign for her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), across the country during previous elections. Burma's next general
election is scheduled for late 2015.


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Speech of General Aung San