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NLD Proposes Talks on Amending 2008 Constitution

25 November 2013

Burma’s main opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), says it wants talks with the government, Parliament and military on amending the country’s 2008 Constitution. In a press release issued on Saturday, the party called for discussions to begin on changing the controversial military-drafted Constitution. The NLD has been conducting informal opinion polls since mid-October and says most Burmese back amending the Constitution, rather than rewriting it. Meanwhile, Burma’s 109-member Constitution Review Joint Committee, set up in July, said it has extended a deadline for submission of proposed changes to Dec. 31.