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The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party must take a leading role in politics and win the election due to be held in November next year, USDP chairman Thura U Shwe Mann said in Nay Pyi Taw on February 23.

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Any move to block amendments to the constitution could result in nationwide protests, a prominent activist warned at a demonstration held in Yangon at the weekend in support of reform of the charter.

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Parliamentary Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann has instructed a parliamentary committee formed to propose amendments to the constitution to complete its work well in advance of elections due in November 2015.

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Scores of demonstrators marched in Yangon’s Ahlone Township on February 6 to demand changes to Articles 59(f) and 59(d) of the 2008 Constitution.

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Leaders of the National League for Democracy and the 88 Generation Peace and Open Society group held talks on democratic reforms in Nay Pyi Taw on February 4 but declined to provide details to the media.

An MP with the ruling United Solidarity and Development Party has confirmed that he is being investigated by the Ministry of Home Affairs over an allegation that police set fire to houses in a Rakhine State village in late January.