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”.
Joe Biden has to work to rebuild Barack Obama’s relationship with Asean after four years of neglect, argues political commentator Kavi Chongkittavorn.
Given the military proxy USDP’s poor election result, the armed forces chief may be reconsidering his rumored political ambitions, but is he too old to stay on as chief?
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party used the example of a voter with disabilities as proof of electoral fraud.
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.
Numerous candidates have been crushed by another National League for Democracy landslide. They tell The Irrawaddy what comes next.
Mask-clad voters headed to the polls in Myanmar’s second democratic election on Sunday, some lining up before dawn to ensure that the country’s fledgling political transition moves
As Myanmar prepares to vote, The Irrawaddy asks international observers who have been following the country’s political issues for years for their views on the Nov. 8 election.
Election sub-commissions in several parts of the country are investigating complaints of improper ballot handling, fake stamps and other violations during early voting.
This week the Arakan Army admitted abducting three ruling party candidates, unsealed advance ballots from the military were rejected, and ethnic parties asked that cancellation areas
They had many accomplices, but we can lay the worst sins that have been committed against Myanmar’s democracy over the past six decades squarely at the feet of three men.
While the military chief faced complaints, its proxy party is recycling its old divisive tactics in the campaign, skirting election law prohibitions.
The NLD has demanded the AA release three ruling party candidates kidnapped in Rakhine State, saying the trio were campaigning in line with the law and COVID-19 rules.