Opposition parties Abolished by Myanmar Junta – As Expected

The United States strongly criticized the decision by Myanmar’s ruling junta to abolish 40 political parties, including the former governing party National League for Democracy.
State Department deputy spokesperson Vedant Patel told a press conference that any election without the participation of full representation of Myanmar’s society cannot be called free or fair.

By Associated Press

BANGKOK — Myanmar’s military government took another major step in its ongoing campaign to cripple its political opponents on Wednesday, dissolving dozens of opposition parties including that of ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi for failing to meet a registration deadline ahead of elections.

Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy, or NLD, was one of 40 parties ordered dissolved in an official announcement by the election commission published Wednesday in the state-controlled press. The NLD governed Myanmar with overwhelming majorities in Parliament from 2015 to 2021 before being overthrown by the military.