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Myanmar military pledges new election


YANGON – The new Myanmar military government has pledged to hold a new national election and to award the right to form a new government to a winning political party.

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The pledge was made in an official announcement by the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Office today.

Its announcement included a statement that the Union Election Commission had failed to solve savere errors on voting results of Nov 8, 2020 General Election.

An earlier press release by the so called Tatmadaw Information Team (Tatmadaw is Myanmar word for military), it cited as many as up to 10.5 million potential fraud cases in the Nov election which the ruling  National League for Democracy (NLD) won another landslide victory.

The military said it had urgent then President Win Myint to organise a National Security Council meeting and Union Parliament meeting to resolve the alleged irregularities in the Nov 2020 voters list. However, the Win Myint government rejected the military’s demand.

Yesterday’s announcement said that the military will reform a new Union Election Commission to check the voters list in accordance with the law.

Meanwhile, the military said it will take charge of health policy and measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic, and will be introducing economic measures to ease the impacts on the people.

It also pledged to continue to work on the agreements of the nationwide ceasefire among ethnic groups.

Upon completion of the tasks in accordance with the emergency enacted laws, the military will hold a free and fair Multi-Party Democracy General Election in accordance with the 2008 Constitution Law, handing over the reign to whichever party that wins.

The military’s Myawady News Agency reported that the National Defence and Security Council Meeting was held this morning.

Published : February 02, 2021

By : Eleven Media Asia News Network