Burma’s NLD to Re-Register as Political Party

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Burma's main opposition party, led by democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, has decided to re-register as a political party and take part in future elections.

The decision was made Friday by more than 100 members of the National League for democracy in a meeting at party headquarters in Rangoon.

Burma's former military government de-listed the National League for Democracy party last year, after they decided to boycott general elections because of restrictive electoral laws. The government said no one with a criminal record, including Aung San Suu Kyi, who was under house arrest, could take part in politics. Burma repealed the ban last week, allowing the NLD to participate in by-elections.

In March, the ruling military nominally handed power to a civilian government and enacted some reforms.