Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
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.
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.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
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.
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
The Irrawaddy asks political observers to respond to provocative comments by the military chief on UEC and the institution’s claim on his position.
The main opposition party, the USDP, has spent more than $18,000 on Facebook ads in the past three months to get its message out in the run-up to the Nov. 8 election.
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.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.