Myanmar president approves plan for constitution referendum - lawmakers

February 11, 2015 11:07 AM

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Myanmar president approves plan for constitution referendum - lawmakers

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's president has given the green light to hold a referendum this year on amendments to the country's military-drafted constitution, two lawmakers said on Wednesday.

President Thein Sein gave his approval late on Tuesday to hold the plebiscite, which could take place as early as May. Myanmar is due to hold a general election towards the end of this year.

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