Is democracy successful in Myanmar? Explain.

Asked by Atal Kumar | 17th May, 2015, 07:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Myanmar gained independence from England in 1948. However, the democratic rule ended in 1962 with a military coup. Thirty years later elections were held again and the leader of National League for Democracy - Ang San Suu Kyi won the election. However, the military leadership refused to recognise the election results and refused to relinquish power. Also, they put the elected leaders under house arrest. Anyone who was caught publicly airing views or issuing statements critical of the regime would be sentenced up to twenty years in prison. Therefore, it can be said that despite gaining freedom from the British and continuing to fight military dictatorship, people of Myanmar are still struggling to establish a democratic government in their country.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 18th May, 2015, 04:48: PM

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