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.
Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
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.
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.
Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said Taipei and Myanmar share values of freedom and democracy.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
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.
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.
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.
The winning seats include those the NLD lost to the military-proxy party in the previous election in 2015.