The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
Aware of the poor reputations of many current ministers, the NLD has vowed to take the public’s views into consideration when appointing the new government’s cabinet.
National League for Democracy candidate S Mar Gam says an armed group forced residents to vote for his Union Solidarity and Development Party rivals.
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”.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s courage won voters’ hearts long ago; it is her commitment to improving their lives and building a true democracy that continues to win their votes.
Ichiro Maruyama also revealed Japan’s key role in bringing AA, Tatmadaw and government together to set in motion a Rakhine State election.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
Chinese President Xi expressed a desire to get his BRI infrastructure projects off the ground in a note congratulating Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her party’s election win.
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.
“There was no coordination with the Tatmadaw about it nor is it the stance of the Tatmadaw,” said Maj-Gen Zaw Min Tun.