Opposition party opts out of Burma elections

Burma's main opposition party has said it will not take part in the country's first election in two decades.

Burma's main opposition party has said it will not take part in the country's first election in two decades.

A spokesman for the National League for Democracy said the party was not going to register because of "unjust" electoral laws.

The measures recently announced required the NLD to expel its detained leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, because she has a criminal record.

The move means the party will no longer be legally recognised.

The group won the last elections in 1990, but was never allowed to take power.

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