About myanmar country essay San Suu Kyi 17 November 2011. 392 of the 492 seats.
Aung San Suu Kyi placed worldwide media attention on the political situation in Myanmar. It also stated that the military would not “cling to power for long”. Suu Kyi had been calling for dialogue between the SLORC and the citizens of Myanmar. In May 1989, the government reopened universities that had been involved in the uprising the previous year. At the same time, the government conceded and a date for the election was set for May 1990 with political parties registering for the election immediately.
93 political parties presented a total of 2,297 candidates to contest the 492 constituencies, with at least 2 candidates per constituency. Of the 93, 19 different ethnic parties also took part in the election. The symbol for the NUP was a sheaf of rice stalks, and the NLD’s was a straw hat. Although election campaigning was underway, the government placed restrictions on opposition politicians. Suu Kyi since 20 July 1989, without trial. Two days before the election, visas for 61 foreign journalists were unexpectedly issued to cover the vote. 10 seats in the chamber.
The remaining seats in the chamber were won by a mixture of ethnic parties and independents. It required all parties to recognise and accept the Order, and many opposition figures who refused were arrested. Myanmar in 1990: The unconsummated election”. Burmese Vote Today, or Do They?