The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
Lt-Gen Sein Win is expected to be the military’s choice for vice president in the new administration; experts say his appointment could herald warmer civil-military ties.
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’.
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?
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.
Legal analysts dismiss the USDP’s claims and warn the party it may find itself breaching the defamation law and COVID-19 restrictions.
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.
Shan Nationalities League for Democracy spokesman Sai Leik says the new government should offer jobs to ethnic political leaders and devolve powers away from Naypyitaw.
National League for Democracy vice-chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung rejects claims the party ignores Myanmar’s ethnic minorities.
The NLD has vowed it won’t repeat the poor appointments that harmed its performance during its first administration when forming the next government.
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.