Burma's military government has adjourned the country's constitution - drafting convention Tuesday after almost two months of deliberations.
Some delegates said the chairman of the convention - Lieutenant General Thein Sein - a member of the ruling junta in his closing remarks, said the convention will resume at the end of the year.
However, the French news agency reports that other delegates said the talks would be resumed in May.
More than one thousand government-selected delegates are taking part in the effort to draft a constitution.
However, Burma's largest opposition party, the National League for Democracy led by Aung San Suu Kyi and a group representing the nation's largest ethnic minority - Shan are boycotting the convention to protest the continued detention of some of their leaders.
Burma has not had a constitution since 1988.
Information for this report is provided by AP and AFP.