The Irrawaddy profiles candidates from four different parties who are competing with each other in the November general election.
Amid the ‘No Vote’ campaign, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo says voters should back parties that support peace, federalism and democracy.
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 grim struggle between the Myanmar military and the AA follows an ancient pattern as old as human conflict, and civilians are paying the price.
Nine minor parties in Myanmar have formed an electoral alliance to boost their chances of winning seats at the November general election.
The Irrawaddy looks back at the people and issues that dominated the headlines in 2019.