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Myanmar Crisis

Myanmar's military plots to change electoral system, tighten grip

Regime shifts to proportional representation for possible 2023 election

Myanmar's military rulers are working out an electoral system that would help them win more seats at the expense of Aung San Suu Kyi's popular National League for Democracy.

BANGKOK/YANGON -- Myanmar's military regime is laying the groundwork for an electoral system based on proportional representation, an apparent bid to ensure it maintains the control it seized nine months ago.

The proposed reform is designed primarily to prevent the dominance of the National League for Democracy, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, which won an overwhelming majority in the general election held exactly one year ago.

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