Voting In Myanmar

Voting In Myanmar

Yangon : Myanmar | Apr 01, 2012 at 8:21 AM PDT
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The people in the country of Myanmar voted today to fill 45 spots that are vacant within their 600-seat Parliament. Human rights activist and former Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to win one of these positions.

Technically, she won the vote over 20 years ago, but their crappy government rigged the vote and placed her under house arrest. However, the new regime in the country has become less oppressive.

Over the past couple of years, the administration of President Thein Sein has been way more lenient then his predecessors. Under his authority, he released Suu Kyi from house arrest in 2010. He also has reformed the country so much that economic sanctions could be lifted off of the nation by the end of this year.

However, the land of Myanmar must continue to progress because they have a long way to go. The country is still adjusting after being oppressed for over 50 years by military rule. They are still listed in the Top 10 by the International Christian Concern in regards to restricting religious freedom within their country. They also love to rig elections. Nevertheless, the results from this election could make the outlook of their land more positive.

Source: Wall Street Journal

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Myanmar's government recently held the first talks between democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein
Myanmar's government recently held the first talks between democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and President Thein Sein
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