BANGKOK, Thailand — Myanmar's pro-government party, humiliated by an opposition landslide in last month's army-run elections, has protested that the National League for Democracy won by fraud, diplomats said Friday.
They said the complaint, lodged by the National Unity Party (NUP) with the Election Commission on Thursday, has added to growing doubts about whether the military government of Myanmar, formerly Burma, would accept the ballot results and step down.
"It's just not clear whether this is sour grapes or some evil dark plan," said one diplomat contacted by telephone. "But it helps to confuse an already confused situation."
The army, which has controlled the government since crushing street protests in 1988, had pledged to hand power to the election winners.