National League for Democracy

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The National League for Democracy is a liberal democratic political party in Myanmar (Burma). It started in September 1988, Aung San Suu Kyi is the leader. The party won a substantial parliamentary majority in the 1990 Myanmar general election. However, the ruling military junta refused to recognise the result.[1]

It won a landslide victory in the 2015 general election and again in 2020. It was overthrown in a military coup d'état in early 2021. In January 2023, the ruling junta made a new law designed to favor the Union Solidarity and Development Party which support them. The NLD announced that it would not re-register as a political party. On 28 March 2023, the NLD was officially dissolved for failing to register, a decision which the NLD rejected as illegitimate.[2]

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  1. Mahtani, Shibani. "Myanmar military seizes power in coup after detaining Aung San Suu Kyi". The Washington post. Archived from the original on 1 February 2021. Retrieved 1 February 2021.
  2. Min Ye Kyaw; Rebecca Ratcliffe (28 March 2023). "Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy party dissolved". The Guardian. Bangkok, Thailand. Archived from the original on 29 April 2023. Retrieved 30 April 2023.