Pyithu Hluttaw Election Law

   (May 31, 1989)
   The State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC) decreed the law to prepare for the General Election of May 27, 1990. It specified that the election would be held for "representatives" from the constituencies of the Pyithu Hluttaw and laid out in detail qualifications of voters and candidates, the criteria necessary to recognize votes as valid, and other matters. Its wording was a source of considerable confusion, since the Pyithu Hluttaw, described in Article 41 of the Constitution of 1974 as the "highest organ of State power," was regarded by the democratic opposition and many foreign governments as a governing body rather than, as the SLORC later implied, a constitution-drafting body. When the National League for Democracy won a landslide victory in the election, it was expected that a transfer of power would occur.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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