Myanmar junta appoints election commission: State media
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 18:27
Yangon: Myanmar's military junta has appointed the country's new election commission ahead of this year's polls, just days after announcing electoral laws, state media said on Thursday.

Government-run television and radio said the regime had issued an order appointing a 17-member commission, naming the chairman as Thein Soe, although it gave no further details.

It is the commission that will announce dates for upcoming elections promised by the ruling generals some time this year. Analysts say the most likely time for the polls is October or November.


First Published: Thursday, March 11, 2010, 18:27

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