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Nine judges resign after Myanmar MPs demand

All nine judges on Myanmar`s Constitution Tribunal have resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Myanmar`s government.



Yangon: All nine judges on Myanmar`s Constitution Tribunal have resigned after the lower house of parliament voted to impeach them in a standoff within Myanmar`s government.

State television reported the announcement by President Thein Sein`s office today.

The dispute had pitted members of Thein Sein`s own ruling political party against him and showed that the legislature could flex its muscles against the president. Lawmakers were angered that the tribunal had not granted its committees and commissions the legal status they sought.

The dispute has been seen as a maturation of Myanmar`s nascent democracy as well as a power struggle within the ruling party.

The tribunal was appointed by the president and two parliament speakers to interpret the provisions of the country`s 2008 charter. It is separate from the court system.

PTI

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