Myanmar Election: Old Wine in New Bottles and Does it Matter?

Issue & Policy Briefs November 12, 2010, No. 42

The first week after the election in Myanmar has passed, and the regime has been condemned along with countries that have accepted the results. The British Ambassador to Myanmar, Andrew Heyn, claimed that the election basically was a scam and the results were simply “old wine in new bottles.” He is by no means the first or the last who will be critical. It is beyond doubt that the results do no reflect the openness or the outcome that most outside governments would like to see.

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