Myanmar's election body says political party broke law by criticizing it

10 December 2020
Yangon, Myanmar (photo credit: Alexis/flickr)
Yangon, Myanmar (photo credit: Alexis/flickr)
Myanmar’s election body said the Democratic Party of National Politics (DNP) led by former military generals breached the Political Parties Registration Law by “unlawfully” criticizing it. The DNP released statements on Nov. 6 and Nov. 9 claiming electoral fraud in the Nov. 8 general election and accusing the chairman and members of the Union Election Commission (UEC) and officials of its sub-commissions at different levels of failing to perform their duties as specified in the 2008 Constitution and the Election Commission Law, and of violating other laws. The UEC said the wording of the statements amounted to threats against election officials and disrespect for the electoral process, adding that the party must file complaints about electoral malpractice and fraud in line with the country’s election laws and bylaws.
Read the full article here: The Irrawaddy


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