After Obama, West dismisses Myanmar poll

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Melbourne, Nov 8: After US President Barack Obama on Nov 7 criticised the election in Myanmar as neither free nor fair, the entire Western countries dismissed the polls, which was held on Sunday, Nov 7.

US and Australia condemned polls in Myanmar (Burma), which has been under military dictatorships since 1962, and also claimed the election as undemocratic.

The remarks came out as the early official results show successes for parties linked to the military. The main opposition NLD boycotted the vote.

The representatives of both the countries, Secretary of states, Hillary Clinton and Australia's foreign minister Kevin Rudd on Nov 8 also urged Burma's junta to immediately release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Both Clinton and Rudd called on Myanmar's military government to "release without delay or conditions" Suu Kyi and all political prisoners, and urged the government to ensure that post-election institutions be "transparent, accountable and responsive to their citizens' aspirations."

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