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Aung San Suu Kyi: Historic Election Victory

bsh1
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11/9/2015 9:46:26 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party have declared victory in Myanmar's elections, which were observed by thousands of UN officials. So far, those officials have found the process to be transparent, and the official results (as announced so far) have backed her party's claim of victory. The military junta has said it will accept the results of the election.

Due to the fact that 25% of all seats are reserved for military appointees, in order for the NLD to control parliament, they must win 67% of all seats up for grabs. So far, they've won 46 of the 46 upper house seats officially called so far, and 73 of the 78 lower house seats officially called so far. It looks like the party could well exceed the 67% threshold if trends continue.

If elected, the NLD would for the first democratically elected government in Myanmar in over 25 years. Suu Kyi herself could not, however, become President, as she is Constitutionally barred from doing so.

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11/9/2015 9:49:52 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I should also add, the USDP (the military junta's party), has already conceded defeat.
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11/9/2015 11:45:32 PM
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Bump.
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11/10/2015 12:49:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/9/2015 11:45:32 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump.
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11/10/2015 2:13:17 PM
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At 11/10/2015 12:49:29 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 11/9/2015 11:45:32 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Bump.

Since you're so interested in the topic, I'll C/P for you what my friend, who actually lives in Burma, had to say.

"Burma has been in military dictatorship for decades. This dictatorship has closed our country from the world (until very recently). It has committed crimes against humanity, such as eradicating women's rights, waging wars against its own people, oppressing freedom of speech, and exploiting the country's resources. I could go on. And now for the first time in 25 years, the people of Burma have been allowed to take part in free elections. I don't know if these elections are genuine or if they even mean that things are going to change. But I do know that it gives the Burnese people hope, and I pray that things do change and that the people of Burma get what they deserve.

While the new elections are undoubtedly amazing and a big historical change, we must remember all those within Burma who are not considered legitimate people with recognized nationalities, those who are displaced within the country and those who are continually seeking refuge from a government that does not choose to recognize them. Those people are not allowed to vote today. This includes several million in ethnic areas where there is conflict or the area isn't under central government control and 600,000-800,000 Rohingya in Burma."
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11/11/2015 5:45:06 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 11/9/2015 9:46:26 PM, bsh1 wrote:
Aung San Suu Kyi and her NLD party have declared victory in Myanmar's elections, which were observed by thousands of UN officials. So far, those officials have found the process to be transparent, and the official results (as announced so far) have backed her party's claim of victory. The military junta has said it will accept the results of the election.

Due to the fact that 25% of all seats are reserved for military appointees, in order for the NLD to control parliament, they must win 67% of all seats up for grabs. So far, they've won 46 of the 46 upper house seats officially called so far, and 73 of the 78 lower house seats officially called so far. It looks like the party could well exceed the 67% threshold if trends continue.

If elected, the NLD would for the first democratically elected government in Myanmar in over 25 years. Suu Kyi herself could not, however, become President, as she is Constitutionally barred from doing so.

Thoughts? Reactions?

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http://news.yahoo.com...
http://www.theguardian.com...
https://en.wikipedia.org...

Obviously great news. Obviously unfortunate that the military junta has imposed a stupid constitutional barrier preventing the woman myanmar wants as leader from taking power but this should ultimately not be a major obstacle. I am concerned though that the military may stage a coup on the new government. It is best advised to collaborate with the military and gain its trust initially leaving it with some power initially before gradually reducing its influence and authority. Perhaps setting up a new military wing loyal to the new government might offer it long term security from the military and the former leaders of the dictatorship regime.