Burma annuls Suu Kyi's 1990 victory
Published: 11/03/2010 at 01:55 PM
Online news: Breakingnews

Locals are seen reading state-run 'New Light of Burma' in a street of Rangoon, on March 9. Burma's ruling junta has used new election laws to officially annul the result of polls in 1990 that were won by Aung San Suu Kyi's opposition party, according to state media.

The regime is planning to hold elections later this year, the first in the country since Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy swept to victory two decades ago.

The NLD was prevented from taking power by the military at the time but the result has not been formally cancelled until now. Suu Kyi has spent 14 of the subsequent 20 years in detention.

"The result of the multi-party democracy elections, held under a deleted law, is automatically abolished as it is not in accordance with the constitution," said a clause in one of the laws printed in state newspapers.

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