Burma’s Elections: Junta Believes in Politics

For all those people still recovering from the furiously contested mid-term vote in the U.S., it’s time to rest easy. The November 7 election in Burma, where a military regime has ruled since a 1962 coup and nary a poll has been held for two decades, promises no such electoral drama. After all, the ruling junta has stacked the decks so thoroughly in its favor that the victory of army-backed parties seems almost assured. Indeed, opponents of the upcoming polls decry the exercise as little more than an attempt by the top brass to legitimize its grip on power.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2029672,00.html#ixzz14Z09xwvO

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