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Myanmar delegation visiting Madison's Montpelier

Wednesday - 12/4/2013, 4:23am  ET

CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA
Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Va. (AP) -- Lessons in democracy await a delegation from Myanmar to Virginia.

Eight members of parliament from the country formerly known as Burma are guests at the Robert H. Smith Center for the Constitution Wednesday and Thursday in Montpelier. The center is the former home of James Madison, the father of the Constitution and the nation's fourth president.

The training will be conducted by David S. Law, a professor law and political science at Washington University in St. Louis.

The training is coming ahead of reforms by Myanmar's Parliament in 2014. The eight visiting members of Parliament are said to be key players in that county's constitutional reform process.

They'll be accompanied by consultants at the Montpelier workshop.


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