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In Myanmar, Democracy’s Dead End

Expand Military and civilian members of parliament vote on proposed amendments to the 2008 Constitution, Naypyidaw, March 10, 2020. © 2020 AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo On Tuesday, Myanmar’s parliament rejected efforts by Aung San Suu Kyi’s political party to reform the country’s deeply undemocratic 2008 Constitution. It marked the first day of voting on a slew of amendments to the military-drafted charter that will continue through March 20, drawing to a close the push by the National League for Democracy (NLD) to realize one of its core campaign promises from five years ago. The NLD’s proposed…

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