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Myanmar's opposition undecided on contesting polls

Myanmar's Suu Kyi says she hasn't decided on contesting polls, depends on legal reforms

Myanmar's opposition undecided on contesting polls

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says it is too early for her party to decide whether it will join 2015 elections because it depends on whether the constitution and election laws are amended.

She noted Tuesday that her National League for Democracy party boycotted 2010 polls because it believed the legal conditions were unacceptable. It participated in 2012 by-elections after some rules were amended, and won 43 of the 44 seats it contested.

The 2010 election was widely seen as rigged in favor of the military and its allies. The army-dictated 2008 constitution gives the military 25 percent of parliament's seats and other special political powers. It also bars Suu Kyi from becoming president because her sons are foreign citizens.

Updated : 2021-06-20 18:53 GMT+08:00