BURMA: Burmocracy

One political party in Burma defines its aims as "burmocracy," i.e., a government strictly Burmese in nature. The term might well be used to describe Burmese politic"? in general. Last week Burma began voting in its first general election since it gained independence three years ago, and the proceedings were strictly Burmese.

Because guerrilla warfare continued throughout the nation, voting would last several months, with polling booths to be set up whenever and wherever the fighting stopped for a while. The rice-rich country (which Red China would like to gobble up) has more than a dozen clashing political parties, at...

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