Controlled by Military, Burmese Election Leads to Fighting

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

The military-backed political party in Burma says it's won 80 percent of the votes in last week's election — the first such vote in 20 years. But many outside observers are calling for more democracy, all while fighting continues in the East of the country and refugees flee to Thailand. This morning, President Obama declared the election was "neither free nor fair," and urged Burmese authorities to release political prisioners like Aung San Suu Kyi, who called for a boycott of the election. 

We're joined by Seth Mydans, a Southeast Asia correspondent for our partner The New York Times.


Seth Mydans

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