Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
In its next term, the government will need to engage its neighbors and regional powers, upholding the NLD’s vow to pursue an “active and independent foreign policy”.
A flawed voting process selected a rubber-stamp parliament while Myanmar was under British colonial rule. But it did introduce concepts of democracy to the population.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
While insulting voters, Western media dismissed the NLD’s election win as a display of blind faith in Suu Kyi; the world’s understanding of Myanmar is the poorer for it.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Taipei and Myanmar share values of freedom and democracy.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
Leaders and embassies of Myanmar’s neighbors and other foreign powers have congratulated Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the NLD’s landslide election win.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
This week the National League for Democracy scored a landslide election win and reached out to ethnic parties in a spirit of cooperation while the Union Solidarity and Development Party
In an unprecedented move, the NLD has followed its landslide victory with an overture for cooperation with ethnic political parties in the future.
The Irrawaddy breaks down the key results and statistics from Sunday’s election in four infographics.
The US election monitoring body says Sunday’s general election was largely free and fair but has called for the military to lose its parliamentary seats.
The Kachin State People’s Party has failed to loosen the NLD’s grip in the local and Union parliaments, while the USDP gained ground in the state legislature.