Political History of MyanmarMyanmar's political history
CRONOLOGY - Myanmar's difficult political history
Gen. Ne Win starts a war putsch. It rejects the Constitutional Treaty and sets up a Revolutionary Council of army commanders who govern by decrees. Under a new treaty, the powers of the army are transferred to a popular assembly of former army commanders under the leadership of Ne Win. Legislation in a single chamber and a legitimate political group.
Under the name State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC), the army assumes immediate authority and cancels the treaty. -19 June 1989: The Burmese Army regime changes the name of the Burmese land to the Union of Myanmar. - John 20, 1989: - Aung San's subsidiary, Aung San Suu Kyi, chairman of the National League for Democracy (NLD), is placed under home detention for "endangering the state".
NLD won 392 out of 485 places in the first multi-party elections since 1960. -19 June 1990: SLORC leader Saw Maung excludes a rapid change of government and says that a new Constitution is necessary first. - 19/October 14, 1991: Suu Kyi is granted the Nobel Peace Prize while under home detention.
Proposals for a new EU Constitutional Treaty are heralded. In an abrupt postponement of a national conventions on a new treaty, representatives reject a provision requiring the army to take the political lead. - 7 July 1995: Suu Kyi is released under home detention after four years and 355 nights. It is reassembling.
Myanmar's Secretary of State says that a month after the nation joined the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), a new treaty will be adopted. - 21 September 2000 - Suu Kyi is placed under home detention. The new Prime Minster Khin Nyunt has announced a 7-stage "roadmap to democracy", but does not set a fixed schedule.
The NLD is boycotting the discussions while Suu Kyi is under detention. After 14 years of developing the basic features of a "disciplined" democratic system, the work of the Covenant is now complete. The junta has 54 members, mostly soldiers and officials, to draw up a bill. The junta announced a constitutional ballot in May, followed by multi-party parliamentary ballots in 2010.
Forty-eight per cent of the electorate supported the convention, with a participation of 98. 1 per cent. Forecasting the first of five electoral acts, one of which prohibits the participation of detainees, and Suu Kyi included. Elections Commission (UEC) will be subsequently nominated to supervise the elections. The junta cancels the 1990 poll results, which it ignored, and says the poll violates electoral legislation released 19 years later.
There will be no announcement of an electoral date. The members of the National Democratic Party (NLD) voted in favour of the unanimous boycotting of the elections on "unfair and unjust" electoral legislation. The UEC is announcing that the elections will take place on November 7, a weeks before Suu Kyi's planned freeing. There has been a leak in a militarily reoccupation register showing that tens of lieutenants have gone into retirement to join pro-junta political factions.
The UEC has announced that the vote has been suspended in several hundred communities in ethnical areas where the political atmosphere of "free and free election is not conducive". Suu Kyi's name is on the electoral roll, according to a UEC polling site, although the UEC has ruled out inmates. UEC said Myanmar did not need monitors because it had "ample experience" in conducting the election.