25 Years After Founding, NLD Holds 1st Congress

8 March 2013

The National League for Democracy convened its first-ever party congress in March 2013, inviting over 900 delegates from across the country to Rangoon. The party, founded in 1988 as Burma was in the throes of a nationwide pro-democracy uprising, had never previously held a congress due to the repressive approach that the country’s former military regime adopted toward the opposition party.