Monday, November 22, 2010

#492 Myanmar...Thanks Thitar!

This stamp was issued on Nov.7,2010 celebrating the multi-party democracy general election.

A general election were held in Myanmar on 7 November 2010, in accordance with the new constitution which was approved in a referendum held in May 2008. The date of the election, 7 November, was announced by the SPDC on 13 August.

The general election forms the fifth step of the seven-step "roadmap to democracy" proposed by the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) in 2003,the sixth and seventh steps being the convening of elected representatives and the building of a modern, democratic nation, respectively.However, the National League for Democracy boycotted the election.

The Union Solidarity and Development Party declared victory, after at least two opposition parties conceded. The United Nations and Western countries have condemned the elections as fraudulent.

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