The system would make it easier for the military’s proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party to achieve greater representation in Parliament.
Also this week, the regime’s No. 2 kept a straight face while calling for a ‘free and fair’ vote, and China’s visiting top diplomat kept his distance from the junta boss.
Also this week, Moscow’s aid was sought on the electricity crisis, and the coup boss continued his personal vendetta against Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, moving her to a prison.
Also this week, official blessing given to lethal pro-regime militias and regime introduces proportional representation to avoid another election loss.
Critics of PR say that the system will overwhelmingly favor the military and its allied political parties.
This week the military regime also admitted surprise at the armed resistance to its rule and proposed a voting system it believes will improve its dismal election record.
Many believe the proposed switch to a PR system is a tactic to make it easier for the military and its allies to form a government in the future.