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Myanmar Junta Dissolves Suu Kyi’s Party After Poll Boycott

  • National League for Democracy among 40 dissolved parties
  • Failure to register with junta leads to automatic dissolution
Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi

Photographer: Paul Miller/Bloomberg
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Myanmar’s military government dissolved the National League for Democracy, the pro-democracy party of Aung San Suu Kyi, after it failed to register as a political entity for upcoming elections.

The Union Election Commission said on Tuesday 63 political parties, including 50 existing parties, have applied for registration to compete in the general elections the military is planning. The NLD was among 40 parties that failed to submit an application within the 60-day deadline required under a new law. The commission said it will continue to accept applications for establishment of new parties, without elaborating.