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Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Set to Remain in Power in Burma

HeadlineNov 09, 2020

In Burma, Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy party is on track to win a parliamentary majority in the country’s second democratic vote since the end of military rule. Ahead of the vote, Human Rights Watch denounced the election process and its exclusion of the persecuted Rohingya community and other ethnic minorities. It also highlighted the criminal prosecution of government critics, and unequal access to state media for all parties. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace laureate, has been condemned by rights groups for defending the Burmese military, after they killed and raped thousands of Rohingya and forced more than 700,000 to flee into neighboring Bangladesh in a brutal crackdown in 2017. Sunday’s vote came as Burma is seeing a new surge in COVID-19.

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