Myanmar After the Elections: A Call for Essential Comprehensive Electoral Reform
The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) has expressed its profound disappointment in the conduct of Myanmar’s 2010 Parliamentary & Regional Assembly Elections. After missing a chance to hold truly free and fair elections, ANFREL hopes that Myanmar’s military junta and the new parliament, once formed, take this post-election period as an opportunity to institute much needed reform. From the constitution all the way down to individual polling station management, serious and thorough reform is necessary. As a starting point in this effort, ANFREL wishes to recommend the following steps to put Myanmar on a path towards genuine democracy.