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Myanmar junta to hold national elections

Burma's Election Commission has set the election date for November 7, 2010. It was announced on the state-run radio this morning.Candidates can submit their names for parliament as soon as August 16 until August 31, the report said.Myanmar junta to hold national elections in more than two decades spokesperson announced Friday,on Nov. 7 a date for a electoral vote has been denounced by opponents an exercise of legitimizing military power within the format of civilian rule.National League for Democracy,has given call to boycot the elections, saying the electoral rules are unfair and restrictive. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, NLD leader and Nobel Peace laureate has spent most of the past 20 years under house arrest, is legally barred from running in the election because she is under government detention.

The NLP party officially disbanded in May for their refusal to register for the campaign will be on the sidelines during the elections, still unclear their role it might play in the future a…