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Posts Tagged ‘Election Laws’ (70 found)

Burma Update: Election Laws and Forming the Union Election Commission

An analysis of the Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law and the Amyotha Hluttaw Election Law, which stipulate that 25 percent of seats in each House of the government must be filled by members of the military.

The Update also lists the members of the Union Election Commission as the following […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Political Defiance Committee, National Council of the Union of Burma  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Union Election Commission of Myanmar: A Significant Tool for the SPDC to Win the Coming Election

As speculated by the international community, the Burmese military regime has promulgated the election law in an exclusive, undemocratic manner. It is now expected that the referees of the electoral competition, or so called Union Election Commission (UEC), will be handpicked by the regime to ensure regime nominees gain office. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Thai Action Committee for Democracy in Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Canada Deeply Concerned by Burmese Election Laws

The Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement expressing Canada’s concern about the new electoral laws promulgated by the Burmese regime:

“Canada is deeply concerned by the new election laws unveiled by the Burmese regime this week. While Canada continues to study the new laws carefully as they are promulgated, what we have seen to date suggests that the Burmese regime is resolutely failing to deliver on its promise of free and fair elections this year. […]

March 11, 2010  •  By Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Groups Prepare for Election

Burmese political groups are preparing to register to contest the 2010 election following the release of the junta’s election and parties registration law, group leaders said on Wednesday. […]

March 10, 2010  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Junta’s Announcement of Election Laws Paints Dire Image

On 8 March, the Burma’s military regime announced it had enacted the election law for this year’s polls, but did not set a date for the general election. State-run television reported that details of the laws would be published as supplements in the junta’s newspapers over the coming days. So far, the Union Election Commission and Political Parties Registration Laws have been made public, painting a dire image of the elections that lay ahead.

From what has been released so far, here are some notable points […]

March 10, 2010  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Oppose the 2010 elections on the grounds that they will further entrench the military rule in Burma

(1) On the 8th of March, the Burmese military junta eventually announced the first of the electoral laws. To date the law for the election commission and the law for the registration of political parties have already been announced. Both of these laws are biased and result in the oppression of the people […]

March 10, 2010  •  By All Burma Monks' Alliance, 88 Generation Students, All Burma Federation of Student Unions  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Military Regime Bans Aung San Suu Kyi, Political Prisoners, Monks from Participating in the Country’s Political Process, Simultaneously Pushing towards Imminent War with Ethnic Ceasefire Groups

U.N. Security Council Action Required Immediately

The United States Campaign for Burma today strongly denounces the military regime in Burma that has ruled the Southeast Asian country for nearly five decades, for its failure to release all political prisoners, including 1991 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and banning them from participating in the upcoming election. The regime recently released five laws to govern the process of the election. The Political Parties Registration Law, dated Mar 8, 2010, clearly bans Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and all political prisoners from not only participating in the election, but also from forming and joining a political party. […]

March 10, 2010  •  By US Campaign for Burma  •  Tags: , ,  •  Read more ➤

Party Registration Laws Set NLD a Deadline

Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has 60 days from the enactment of the regime’s election laws in which to decide whether or not to accept the terms of the party registration laws set by the regime.

The NLD and other currently legal parties would automatically cease to exist as legal entities if they fail to apply for registration to the election within that time […]

March 9, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Burma’s Election Commission Law

On 8 March, the junta released the Election Commission Law. Read an unofficial English translation by Mizzima News.

March 8, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤

Regime Announces Election Law

The Burmese military regime on Monday announced it had released the much-awaited election law, though it did not set a date for the general election, which is scheduled to take place this year. The state-run television announced that laws have been released regarding an election commission, the party registration process, and rules for members of […]

March 8, 2010  •  Tags:  •  Read more ➤