Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Burmese junta was dissolved and turned over power to civilian rule

Bangkok, March 30 .- The military junta in Burma (Myanmar) was dissolved today to complete the transition to a civilian government in theory, with the inauguration as president of the republic of retired Gen. Thein Sein. In a historic day for the Burmese General Than Shwe, who has taken the helm of the Asian nation in the past 19 years, initialed the decree removes the State Council for Development and Peace.

After noon, the radio and state television channels connected the event to the population that was awaiting the inauguration of the new head of state, 65 in a joint session of the bicameral Parliament in Naypyidaw, the capital. On the one hand, it was the last official act of the almighty General Than Shwe as chairman of the Military in the transition to "disciplined democracy flourishing" has designed and, on the other hand, meant the last session of the Legislature this year.

Together with the Head of State promised the Vice office Tin Aung Myint and Sai Mauk Kham and thirty ministers. The composition of the new government offers a glimpse of the future that awaits Burma: 23 headlines last three active military and four civilian technocrats. In the former have fallen portfolios of Defence, Interior, Industrial Development and Foreign Affairs, among others.

Tin Aung Myint Vice President is, as the head of state, another retired general, but Sai Mauk Kham is a doctor of the ethnic Shan minority. The military also dominates the Supreme Council, a body under the constitution to advise the President and operate de facto military junta, analysts said the dissent.

To him belongs the senior general Than Shwe Thein Sein and other senior members of the military establishment, according to opposition media "The Irrawaddy". Finally, 25 percent of the seats in the bicameral Parliament and the legislatures of the various regions and states is reserved for the military in the Constitution adopted by referendum in 2008 with the boycott of the democratic opposition and the majority of minorities ethnic.

Thein Sein, whose name remains on the list of European Union members of the former Burmese regime will have no problem to pass his bills because he has an absolute majority in the legislature through the Party for Development and Solidarity Union, which overwhelmingly won elections last November 7, other poll boycotted by the main democratic opposition.

Than Shwe and Maung Aye, members of the Supreme Council, belong to the Party Central Committee for Development and Solidarity Union. The new Burma begins today in pursuit of a "disciplined democracy and flourishing" is inspired by the regimes of Suharto Indonesia and North Korea Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il.

In opposition, no representation in parliament and banned political party because he refused to participate in the "farce" official, continues the Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, head of the democratic aspirations of the Burmese. Suu Kyi has spent 16 of the last 21 years confined to her family home in Yangon by ordering peacefully to the authorities greater freedoms.

The Burmese opposition enjoys freedom of movement from 13 last November, six days after the election, and since then has focused on legalizing his party and reviving the old national network of contacts that the military regime has been dismantled. Burma has been ruled by generals since the coup in 1962 and Ne Win, the new model of government, led by retired military continue many more years.

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