Election Results a Joke
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Election Results a Joke


By AUNG THET WINE and WAI MOE Friday, November 19, 2010


In this photo taken during a poll monitoring tour for Burmese journalists and foreign correspondents, an unidentified official of the election commission empties the ballot box on a table to count ballots at a polling station in Rangoon on Nov. 7. (Photo: AP)
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Though the Nov. 7 election took place almost two weeks ago and the Burmese military government has since announced a landslide victory for their Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), the Burmese people have had a laugh at newspaper reports on the election results.

The first cause of merriment were reports that stated more than 100 percent of voters turned out on election day in some townships.

On Nov.16, the state-run-newspapers corrected a previous report that stated 102.09 percent of voters had turned out in No.1 constituency in Taungoo Township, Pegu Region, saying the correct figure was 99.57 percent and said the turn out in Taungoo's No.2 constituency was 87.6 percent and not 85.64 percent as earlier reported.

“The Union Election Commission is designated to appoint the state’s new government, but since they have announced mistakes it is obvious they are cheating,” said a candidate who was defeated in the Nov.7 election.

Further corrections were published on Nov. 17 for Ann Township in Arakan State, replacing a 104.28 percent turnout with 71.74 percent. The newspapers also corrected election data from South Dagon Township of Rangoon and Kyaukpadaung Township in Mandalay region.

The newspapers also announced two USDP candidates as winning in two constituencies where the election had been previously cancelled for security reasons.

“The newspapers said USDP candidates won in two constituencies where the elections had been cancelled in Kachin State—the USDP not only won across the country but also in areas where the elections were not held,” quipped a Rangoon businessman.

Some political parties contesting in the elections said they are preparing to sue the USDP and the election commission for vote cheating. 

Based on official statistics, China’s state-run Xinhua said the USDP won 76.5 percent of the three types of parliamentary seats in the elections. 

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bayintnaung Wrote:
23/11/2010
Irrawaddy, enough with the slander comments from Myanmar Patriots.
Free speech is something, but you should not condone defamation. Please redirect all his immature childish comments to New Light of Myanmar where his style of writing belongs.

Banyar Pisi Wrote:
23/11/2010
The USDP won in this election because, as I said earlier, the USDP stands for "Universally Stupid and Dirty Party". In this regard, no way to lose.

A.M.O Wrote:
20/11/2010
Oh! Boy! It is not only the biggest joke in town, but a biggest hole in public's pocket.

USDP could have lived without it(2010); should have used the funds for public welfare.

It was an utter waste of time & money.

Myanmar Patriots Wrote:
20/11/2010
"The first cause of merriment were reports that stated more than 100 percent of voters turned out on election day in some townships."
HOW STUPID!Tragedy is that they are our people, part of us - interdependent humanity.
Have they no diea of percentages? Education must have been real bog standard.
The new parliament must tackle these substantive issues.

Shame on election Commission.
Shame on NLD for not participating. Even 30 or so % seats could have very serious influence on policies. It just proves how useless the traitor womanis; no strategy, no tactics. THINK STRATEGICALLY AND ACT POLITICALLY, WOMAN. The two old men U Tin Oo and U Win Tin must be equally hollow. Go meditate at Buddhist monastery. let the younger generation of politician take over, working in harmony with Tatmataw for the good of Burma.

Oo Maung gyi Wrote:
20/11/2010
This election was totally cheating. How can they have exclusive election at Naypyidaw where only government staffs, generals family and militarfy personals are staying, no civilians allow to stay can be elected peoples representantive. Those who were elected from Nawpyidaw is not free, fair and inclusive peoples representaves, it is merely a cheating. Even present Prime Minister of Burma Gbeneral Thein Sein was elected from Naypyiday withoput having votes from ordinary civilians, so how can you call him he is peoples representative, so also other elected members from Naypyidaw. Naypyidaw is only secluded solciety and most of the government staffs do not like USDP party, but no choice due to by forced from genrals they have to vote USDP. So how can you call even in Naypyidaw it was free and
fair leection happened.
In Burmese we call it " Loke Zat " created
drama to win election.
Now let us see how these group going to make dancing in international stage with out shamelessly.

yebaw Wrote:
20/11/2010
Well! it is not only a joke but also a shame on Than Shwe, a big cheater and a lier.

George Than Setkyar Heine Wrote:
20/11/2010
“The newspapers said USDP candidates won in two constituencies where the elections had been canceled in Kachin State—the USDP not only won across the country but also in areas where the elections were not held" a Rangoon businessman quipped.
This was the LAUGH OF MY LIFE!
However, reports stating more than 100 percent of voters turned out on election day in some townships, finally sent me wriggling on floor, crying my eyes out.
“The Union Election Commission is designated to appoint the state’s new government, but since they have announced mistakes it is obvious they are cheating,” said a candidate.
This guy must be Than Shwe's ASTROLOGER IN CHIEF no less.
Some political parties contesting in the elections said they are preparing to sue the USDP and the election commission for vote cheating.
Hey you sure would REGRET the day you did that trust me.
China saying USDP won 76.5 percent of the three types of parliamentary seats is MEDDLING in Burma's INTERNAL AFFAIRS, just for LAUGHS only.

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