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BURMA MILITARY ORDERS NEW CONSTITUTION

The military government Friday clarified its plans to hand over power to the opposition party that won Sunday's elections, saying no referendum or further elections would be necessary - only the passage of a new constitution.

Kyi Maung, acting president of the victorious National League for Democracy, said his party would have the new constitution ready within two and a half months.The NLD continued to add to the massive majority won in Sunday's general elections, piling up a total of 392 seats out of the 485 seat total, according to unofficial returns tabulated by the party.

Previously, military leader Gen. Saw Maung said only that the government would hand over power to a new government according to law. He also said the military would continue to take responsibility for "law and order," raising doubts the military would yield power either quickly or fully.