The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
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.
Legal analysts dismiss the USDP’s claims and warn the party it may find itself breaching the defamation law and COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
The military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party blames its humiliating electoral defeat on alleged massive fraud.
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.
The NLD fared better than in 2015 in the Nov. 8 polls, winning 82% of all elected constituencies, and 62% of Union Parliament seats after the military takes its share.
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.
Bucking pundits’ forcasts and shrugging off the military’s warnings, Myanmar voters gave the NLD an overwhelming mandate to advance the country’s democratic transition.
Unable to grasp the enormity of its defeat, the USDP has alleged Sunday’s election was marred by fraud, but most in Myanmar view the claim as little more than a joke.