Latest update: 05/11/2010
- Burma - elections - Ethnic conflict
On the brink of ethnic violence
On November 7th, Burma will vote in national elections for the first time in 20 years. After Sunday's poll, the military regime says it will hand over power to a civilian government. But critics say the election is simply democratic window-dressing, and that the junta will maintain a tight grip on the country. At the same time, there are warnings that mounting ethnic tensions could come to overshadow the vote.
By Cyril PAYEN