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Do you believe Burma's elections should have been contested by the National League for Democracy?

  • League for Democracy?

    Yes: The National League for Democracy was Right To Contest Elections National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is both a real and symbolic figure standing against state sponsored repression. When Suu Kyi's political party successfully pushed back against dubious election results, her party was sending a clear message that they intend to be a political force to be reckoned with. The fact that the party she challenged was a military backed regime gives credence to the notion that the pen is mightier than the sword, and to some extent gives us inspiration that a methodology of "might = right" can have its legitimacy undercut.

  • Yes: The National League for Democracy was Right To Contest Elections

    National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is both a real and symbolic figure standing against state sponsored repression. When Suu Kyi's political party successfully pushed back against dubious election results, her party was sending a clear message that they intend to be a political force to be reckoned with. The fact that the party she challenged was a military backed regime gives credence to the notion that the pen is mightier than the sword, and to some extent gives us inspiration that a methodology of "might = right" can have its legitimacy undercut.

  • There were many complaints of abuse.

    Yes, I believe that Burma's elections should have been contested by the National League for Democracy, because there were many complaints of irregularities. The complaints did not come from just one specific region or from on political party. Rather the complaints were widespread. The National League For Democracy should have said something.

  • No They Shouldn't

    I do not believe Burma's elections should have been contested by the National League for Democracy. Burma rarely has elections but during the last they even indicated that they would be free and fair. Burma does not have to hold these elections and the government has the right to govern as it sees fit. I do not believe the National League of Democracy should interfere when they're holding elections on their own.

  • No, they should not have.

    I think the Burma elections were legit, and there is no reason to dig around. I haven't found much if any evidence that there was corruption in Burma's elections. The National League for Democracy lost and that's all there is to it. Sometimes you just have to move on, and this is a case where that should happen.


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