The significance of Myanmar’s 2010 election

TNI recommended for understanding Burmese elections
29 December 2010
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TNI mentioned as background reading material for understanding Burmese elections.

If the 7 November 2010 Myanmar election was a sham election, as many critics alleged, it was a very ambitious “sham”. There were around 30 million registered voters; more than 3,000 candidates for more than 1,100 parliamentary seats; almost 40,000 polling booths and more than 150,000 electoral volunteers and staff.

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Election Reading List 

 
  • Burma Lawyers’ Council, “The Rule of Law and Democratization: An Analysis Of The Forthcoming 2010 Election in Burma from a Human Rights Perspective, 11 November 2009. 
  •  International Crisis Group, “Myanmar: Towards the Elections”, Asia report No 174, 20 Jakarta/Brussels. August 2009. 
  • International Crisis Group, “The Myanmar Elections”, Asia Briefing N°105, Jakarta/Brussels. 27 May 2010. 
  • International Crisis Group, “China’s Myanmar Strategy: Elections, Ethnic Politics and Economics” Asia Briefing N°112, Beijing/Jakarta/Brussels, 21 September 2010
  • Myanmar Election Commission, “Directive No. 2/2010”, The New Light of Myanmar 23 June 2010. 
  • Richard Horsey, “Countdown to the Myanmar Elections”, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum Briefing Paper, Social Science Research Council, New York. 24 August 2010. 
  • Richard Horsey, “Myanmar: A Pre-Election Primer”, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Social Science Research Council, New York. 18 October 2010 
  • Richard Horsey, “Outcome of the Myanmar Elections”, Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum, Social Science Research Council, New York. 18 November 2010
  • Transnational Institute, “Unlevel Playing Field: Burma’s Election Landscape”, Burma Policy Briefing No 3, Burma Centrum Nederland, October 2010 
  • Transnational Institute, ”Burma’s 2010 Elections: Challenges and Opportunities”, Burma Policy Briefing No 2, Burma Centrum Nederland, June 2010