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Posts Tagged ‘1990 Elections’ (10 found)

Groups around the world commemorate 1990 Elections

Twenty years ago, on 27 May 1990, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won a landslide victory in the first multi-party elections Burma had seen for decades. However, the NLD and other winning ethnic opposition parties were never allowed to take power as a democratically elected government.[…]

May 31, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Burmese junta is preparing sham elections 20 years after last democratic elections

The organization People in Need would like to commemorate this annivesary and express its opinion towards this year’s elections which will not be democratic and will not follow the international human rights standards […]

May 27, 2010  •  By People in Need  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Migrant workers vote in ‘People’s Ballot’ campaign

Burmese migrant workers in Mae Sot, Thailand voted in the “People’s Ballot” campaign today, which pitted Aung San Suu Kyi against Senior General Than Shwe, part of a worldwide tribute to the National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in national polls in 1990.[…]

May 27, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The Myanmar Elections

Twenty years ago today, Aung San Suu Kyi’s party swept Myanmar’s elections, but the army refused to allow the results to be implemented. Later this year Myanmar will vote again in a process certain to be seriously flawed but whose results and the constitution to be brought into force will redefine the political landscape, influencing opportunities to push for long-overdue social, economic and political reforms.[…]

May 27, 2010  •  By International Crisis Group  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Senators Mark 20th Anniversary of Burmese Election, Condemn Continuing Repression

A bipartisan group of Senators — including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators Joe Lieberman (ID-CT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Judd Gregg (R-NH), John McCain (R-AZ), and Sam Brownback (R-KS) — issued the following statement today, on the twentieth anniversary of the last general election in Burma […]

May 27, 2010  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell, US Senator Joe Lieberman, US Senator Dianne Fienstein, US Senator Judd Gregg, US Senator John McCain, US Senator Sam Brownback  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on the 10th Anniversary of the Founding of Restoration Council of the Shan State

1. The Constitution which was written by State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) in 2008 is not recognized and endorsed by Restoration Council of the Shan State (RCSS) because it does not coincide with the desires of the Shan State people. Thus the planned 2010 elections based on the 2008 constitution is also not supported and accepted by RCSS.[,,,]

May 26, 2010  •  By Restoration Council of the Shan State  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: 20 years after 1990 elections, democracy still denied repressive laws mark preparation for 2010 polls

On the twentieth anniversary of Burma’s historic 1990 elections, the Burmese military government shows no signs of relaxing its stranglehold on power, Human Rights Watch said today.

Elections planned for 2010, the first in 20 years, appear designed to enshrine military rule with a civilian face, Human Rights Watch said.[…]

May 26, 2010  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Let’s strongly oppose the 2010 Election which will make the 2008 Constitution come into operation!

All the people of Burma including Monks, Students and Youths,

1. The day of 27th May 2010 will mark 20th anniversary of 1990 Election in which the people representatives overwhelmingly won a landslide victory. The results of that election is interpreted as that of the Burmese people’s ongoing struggle for democracy begin with the 1988 prodemocracy movements, by truly expressing of their determination.[…]

May 25, 2010  •  By All Burma Monks’ Alliance, 88 Generation Students, All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 20th Anniversary of 1990 Election Commemoration Special Formal Message

(1) On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of 1990 election, we would like to send good wishes to the people of Burma for the sake of both their physical and mental health and wealth to free from all calamities and dangers […]

May 24, 2010  •  By Members of Parliament Union  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤