Military proxy USDP leaders believe they can reverse losses suffered at the hands of the NLD in 2015, but the ruling party is confident it can repeat its victory.
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.
Three hopefuls from popular ethnic parties and a ruling party lawmaker touted their policies and grilled one another in a pre-election debate in Kachin State on Monday.
The Irrawaddy talks with a pair of candidates from the National League for Democracy and the People’s Party about the unique election challenges ahead.
The Shan State Kokang Democratic Party will field seven candidates in the Nov. 8 election; it vows to boost health and education in the Kokang Self-Administered Region.
Dr. Kyaw Yin Hlaing of the Center for Diversity and National Harmony has won the MC Bassiouni Justice Award for his work to help address the 2017 Rakhine issue.
More than 30 pro-military parties told the army chief they feared November’s vote would be unfair; he offered them support, but stayed within constitutional limits.
The Tatmadaw said it would be impossible for some polling stations to be moved off base for the Nov. 8 election.
The Irrawaddy speaks with trade union lawyer U Htay about why a coalition of labor and farmer leaders are running as independent candidates in Myanmar’s 2020 election.
Ethnic Pa-O farmers say they have no choice but to continue growing crops on land confiscated by the military years ago and forcibly taken from them in recent months.
The Yangon chief minister’s weekend outing—seemingly to hold a religious gathering—suggests a double standard in the enforcement of the government’s anti-COVID-19 orders.
The Irrawaddy talks with economic researcher Dr. Zaw Oo and policy expert Ko Khine Win about how Myanmar’s government can help businesses and workers through COVID-19.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
The leaders of Kachin parties say the 2008 Constitution must be reformed ahead of this year’s general election if further bloodshed is to be avoided.
This year marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China. The Irrawaddy presents a timeline of key events.