In Myanmar, proposed amendment to reduce military's role in government fails

By Myat Thura and Swan Ye Htut, 11 March
Parliament Building of Myanmar (photo credit: United Nations Photo/flickr)
Parliament Building of Myanmar (photo credit: United Nations Photo/flickr)
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) failed to get the required votes to push through amendments to the 2008 Constitution that would have reduced the Tatmadaw’s (military) role in government. During the first day of voting on Tuesday on hundreds of proposed amendments to the military-backed Constitution, the NLD failed to get enough votes for a provision that would have gradually reduced the number of military MPs over a period of 15 years.
Read the full article here: Myanmar Times

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