The Myanmar’s military junta has announced the dissolution of 40 political parties including the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Nobel laureate leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
According to the country’s state media, the military-controlled Election Commission has announced that NLD Party was dissolved as it has failed to re-register under a new electoral law.
The NLD has said it will not contest the illegal election.
The NLD won the November 2020 parliamentary elections with a landslide victory. Later, in February 2021, a military coup seized power in Myanmar and the party’s leader, Suu Kyi, was jailed.
Suu Kyi is serving a total of 33 years in prison after being convicted in politically tainted prosecutions brought by the military. Her supporters say, “The charges were brought to prevent her from actively participating in politics.”