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Inteltrends: Burma Report 09-NOV-2010

November 9, 2010

Compiled by Inteltrends.

USDP wins ’80 percent of seats’
DVB, 09 Nov 2010
The pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has won Burma’s elections by a landslide, according to a senior party official. No official announcement has been made of the results of the 7 November polls, which have been dogged by accusations of fraud and voter intimidation. But victory has been secured, according to the party led by Prime Minister Thein Sein.
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SNDP, NDF Won’t Recognize Kachin State Results
The Irrawaddy, 10 Nov 2010
Although Burma’s military regime has not yet officially announced the election results, unofficial counts and announcements have made it clear that the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won most of the seats in Kachin State with the help of rigged votes and unfairly obtained advance votes, according to local sources.
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Lions beat white tigers with advance votes in Lashio
S.H.A.N., 09 Nov 2010
Sai Kham Leng, one of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP) candidates, who was contesting for a seat at the upper house in Northern Shan State’s Lashio district has reportedly lost to the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) candidate due to advance voting results, according to sources from SNDP members.
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USDP wins polls with advance votes in Kachin State
Kachin, 09 Nov 2010
As the votes are being counted in the first election in Burma in 20 years, the government-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) seems to be leading the opposition in many constituencies in Kachin State because of advance votes, said the opposition parties.

Reporter Shot in Myawaddy Fighting
The Irrawaddy, 09 Nov 2010
A Burmese reporter in Myawaddy Township was shot and critically injured on Tuesday while covering the fighting between an anti-government Karen group and Burmese government troops.
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Clashes continue between DKBA faction, junta troops
Mizzima, 08 Nov 2010
Fighting between a breakaway faction of the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DBKA) and Burmese junta troops broke out in Myawaddy, on the Burmese side of the border with Thailand, this morning and clashes were continuing, residents in the town and in the Mae Sot on the Thai side said.
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KNU promises to support DKBA
Mizzima, 08 Nov 2010
Spurning 16 years of antagonism, the Karen National Union (KNU) has announced they will assist the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) following the latter’s military offensives launched against the junta.
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KIA closely watches fighting between DKBA and Burmese Army
Kachin, 08 Nov 2010
The Kachin Independence Army (KIA) is closely monitoring the escalating fighting between the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army (DKBA) and the Burmese Army in southeastern Burma, near the Thailand border, KIA sources said. Fresh fighting between Burmese troops and DKBA Brigade 5 started yesterday during the Burmese election when the DKBA, a splinter-group from the Karen National Union (KNU), entered the Burmese town of Myawaddy, and occupied key locations.

China hails Burma’s ‘step forward’
DVB (AP), 08 Nov 2010
A leading Chinese state-run newspaper has welcomed weekend elections in military-ruled Burma which have been condemned as a farce by the West.


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