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Myanmar government says draft constitution ready for referendum

[JURIST] A committee appointed by the military government of Myanmar [JURIST news archive] has completed work on a new draft constitution, state media reported Tuesday. The document was drafted by a 54-member constitution-drafting commission appointed by the junta, despite calls from the UN [JURIST reports] that the drafting process be open to outside groups. The draft is scheduled to go to a national referendum [JURIST report] in May, with multi-party general elections to be held in 2010. The military government has not published a draft of the proposed constitution.

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