Aung San Suu Kyis party not to enter Burma Elections

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Fat_Cav, Mar 29, 2010.

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  1. I'm so confused as to how should I feel about 'free' parties not entering elections where it's likely they'll lose through corruption, rigging, oppression etc.

    Something in me says; Go for it, you might never know you might get enough support to achieve something. The other half says; Why get involved in something that will potentially legitimise a corrupt regime.

    There's plenty of views and cynics could argue that some of these 'free' parties don't have enough of the popular public support to win in there own rights, but it sometimes feels like that if you don't try . . . .

    BBC Link

  2. Kinda puts the endless 'Liebore' frothing into perspective. Here's a real dictatorship in action.

    Personally, I think they should stand. As a democratic party, they need to show commitment to the democratic cause. It may well be a farce now, but it won't always be.