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Week 14: 2010 Election Watch (8-14 June)

By Altsean-Burma  •  June 16, 2010

Developments

  • The SPDC Election Commission approved the registration of the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party. To date, the Election Commission has granted final approval to 32 parties to participate in the polls.
  • The SPDC Election Commission has yet to grant tentative approval to three ethnic parties (two Kachin and one Shan) despite the fact that the Election Commission has approved the applications of other parties that had applied later.
  • SPDC Army intelligence personnel monitored campaign activities and questioned canvassers of the All Mon Region Democracy Party in Ye and Thanbyuzayat Townships in Mon State.
  • The SPDC Election Commission conducted election monitoring workshops for USDA personnel in Rangoon, Sagaing, and Mandalay Divisions and in Shan, Mon, and Arakan States.

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Reactions

  • US Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Eric Schwartz said that “the preparations going on in Burma give no confidence that these elections are going to have international legitimacy, or be free and fair.”

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