Brussels: The European Union on Sunday warned Myanmar’s ruling military against dissolving the political party National League for Democracy (NLD), saying that such a move would be “blatant disregard” for the will of the people.
“The EU reiterates that the elections in November faithfully represented the will of Myanmar’s people. This was confirmed by all independent domestic and international observers. No arbitrary decision by the military junta and their illegally-appointed members of the Electoral Commission can cancel that,” a spokesperson for the EU external action service said in an official statement.
The NLD is the party that had won the election’s in November 2020.
Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) had on Friday announced its plans to dissolve the NLD accusing it of vote fraud.
The NLD is headed by former state counselor Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
The EU also condemned the military’s attempts to alter the outcome of the elections and called it’s takeover of power is illegal.
In February this year, the Myanmar military overthrew the civilian government, placed Suu Kyi and President Win Myint under house arrest, allegedly for election fraud.
The coup triggered mass protests and was met by deadly violence, resulting in the death of over 700 people. Apart from this, about 3,000 protesters were detained, according to rights activists.