Democratic Voice of Burma: Shan leader to contest 2010 election

Shan State leader Shwe Ohn has said he will stand for election in 2010, despite his opposition to the State Peace and Development Council’s national convention and 2008 Myanmar constitution.

Shwe Ohn, 87, said he had written to the chair of the State Peace and Development Council, the Internal Affairs Ministry and the Electoral Commission on 26 January to register his party, the Union Democracy League, for the 2010 election.

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