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Burma: A Violent Past to a Brutal Future

By Network for Democracy and Development  •  November 2, 2010

The Transformation of a Paramilitary Organization into a Political Party

This report looks at the history of the junta-backed social organization, the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA), and its transformation to the political party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). It documents how the USDA’s legacy of violence, manipulation, domination, and repression has since been transferred to and continued by the USDP in their election campaigning.

The report also illustrates that the USDP is completely backed by the military regime, using its capital and power to dominate the polls. It documents how the USDP has been already violating, the election laws and is seeking to bribe, intimidate, coerce and manipulate its way towards an election victory.

Download the report here.

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