Burmese electionVoters in Burma go to the polls for the Burmese general election, the first national election in twenty years, with widespread allegations of intimidation and fraud.
Allegations of fraud and voter intimidation are overshadowing Burma's first election in 20 years.
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- Burma's new parliament is to convene on 31 January for the first time following general elections last year.
- About 20,000 people flee Burma to escape fighting between the Burmese military and the Democratic Karen Buddhist Army in Karen State after the recent general election.
- Opposition parties in Burma accuse the military junta of "cheating" and "threatening" voters ahead of the general election on Sunday.
- Six armed ethnic groups in Burma join forces, fearing they will be attacked by the military government after the general election on Sunday.
- An ongoing denial-of-service cyber attack knocks Burma off the internet, days ahead of the general election.
- Recently freed democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi criticizes the recent elections in Burma, but calls for dialogue with Myanmar government and pledges to keep working toward restoring democracy and improving human rights in Myanmar.
- State media in Burma warn against a boycott of the general election on Sunday, with the government threatening jail time for those encouraging a boycott.
- Burmese authorities announce that its leader General Than Shwe will not be standing in the upcoming general election.
- Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi announces that she will boycott next month's general election.
- Burma bars several areas of the country from taking part in the upcoming general election where the vote would "not be free and fair".