The new party states that it will forge alliances in hopes of forming a coalition government in 2020.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
Increasingly out of touch with voters, the NLD’s failure to tackle economic issues and its own structural problems could force it into alliances with ethnic parties in the next e
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
The observers said they witnessed six rallies at which speakers disparaged another group or person based on their race, religion or gender.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party says the National League for Democracy government has not achieved any notable success two and half years into its administration.
Myanmar’s ties with Japan have been close since Gen. Aung San met with a visiting Japanese military officer in 1940. Here are the key events that have shaped bilateral relations since
Ruling party delegations are beating a path to Beijing’s door as Chinese Communist Party hosts ‘goodwill’ and ‘training’ visits and fosters party-to-party ties
On the 11th anniversary of the Saffron Revolution, we revisit this story from October 2007, in which the editor explained why Burma’s generals fear the influence of the Sangha.
Already wielding considerable political power under the Constitution, and with the NLD making itself more unpopular by the day, why would it?
Associate professor Dr. Yoshihiro Nakanishi of Kyoto University discusses the Myanmar military’s longstanding political power.
Ex-ministers and former generals U Soe Maung and U Lun Maung have applied to the Union Election Commission to form the “National Political Party.”
The party first tried to register in late 2017 but was denied due to complaints about the name, which referenced the 8888 Uprising, being deemed controversial.
Finding a way out of the protracted deadlock over the Constitution will require a level of leadership and political will that has so far been absent.
Thirty years on from the mass protests, student leaders of the pro-democracy uprising said their goals have been only partly realized and called for further reforms.