The Irrawaddy explores whether the USDP’s repeated failures at the polls will move the Tatmadaw into a new era with the governing NLD.
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.
Numerous candidates have been crushed by another National League for Democracy landslide. They tell The Irrawaddy what comes next.
‘The people of Myanmar have clearly demonstrated their attachment to democracy,’ the EU said in a statement on Sunday’s general election.
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.
The Irrawaddy talks with two candidates in their 20s about what motivates their candidacies and what unique challenges they are encountering in their campaigns.
India’s peace talks with the NSCN (I-M) are looking more fragile than ever amid distrust of the government’s interlocutor and New Delhi’s overtures to other groups.
Government and military ties between Naypyitaw and Bangkok have improved in recent years, but Thailand’s strict entry restrictions amid COVID-19 provide a new challenge.
In Kayah State, an alliance between ethnic parties and dissatisfaction with the NLD’s record over the past five years could hurt the ruling camp in the election.
From freedom of belief to standing for election, Myanmar Muslims still face obstacles; they said they will support a force that values human rights and democracy.
On Nov. 8, Myanmar people will vote for those they believe can repair the damage from the military’s disastrous economic, political and social policies over many decades.
The Irrawaddy profiles candidates from four different parties who are competing with each other in the November general election.