October 29, 2010
Why Is Burma Even Holding an Election?
Sebastian Strangio, Slate
On Nov. 2, American voters will go to the polls to elect 435 members of the House of Representatives and 37 senators. Just five days later, on the other side of the world, a country of 56 million will hold elections for just the second time in 48 years. As the campaigns in both countries heat up, it's a fair bet that Burma's aging military dictator, Senior Gen. Than Shwe, is sleeping more soundly than certain Democratic members of Congress.
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