Diplomatic Missions of Australia, Canada, the Delegation of the EU and European Union Member States with presence in Myanmar as well as Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, Norway and New Zealand have issued a statement affirming their support for Myanmar’s democratic transition and efforts to promote peace, human rights, and development in the country.
The statement reads: “ We affirm our support for Myanmar’s democratic transition and efforts to promote peace, human rights, and development in the country. We look forward to the peaceful convening of the Parliament on February 1 and the election of the President and speakers. Once again, we congratulate the people of Myanmar on their historic participation in the country’s recent general election. We urge the military, and all other parties in the country, to adhere to democratic norms, and we oppose any attempt to alter the outcome of the elections or impede Myanmar’s democratic transition. We support all those who work toward greater democratic freedoms, lasting peace, and inclusive prosperity for the people of Myanmar”.
The Union Election Commission (UEC) in Myanmar has already rejected the allegations of fraud in elections levied by the army.
“In this election, weaknesses and errors in voters’ lists cannot cause voting fraud,” the commission said in a six-page statement on its Facebook page, adding voting was conducted transparently before election observers.
The UEC said there is no evidence of “voting malpractice” or people voting more than once, as the military claimed. Fears of a military coup are also looming large in the country.