Myanmar’s military government has dissolved dozens of opposition parties including that of Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to meet a registration deadline.
Myanmar junta ends Suu Kyi’s party, much of opposition
Myanmar’s military government has dissolved the ousted ruling party of former leader Aung San Suu Kyi and 39 other parties, state media has announced, over their failure to register for an election set to prolong the army’s grip on power.
The move sparked condemnation from Australia, which said it was “seriously concerned about the further narrowing of political space” in the country and called for democracy to be restored, including credible elections.
The National League for Democracy (NLD) is among dozens of parliamentary parties that were severely weakened by the military’s 2021 coup against Suu Kyi’s elected government and its crackdown on protests against its rule.
The polls, for which no date has been announced, will come amid a deepening crisis in Myanmar, where the military is fighting on multiple fronts to crush ethnic minority armies and a resistance movement formed to counter its lethal suppression of anti-coup dissent.