Some wonder whether the National League for Democracy’s leadership is prepared to ‘walk the walk’ and not just ‘talk the talk’.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
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.
The Trump administration would do well to look to Myanmar’s election for a reminder of what a functioning democratic process looks like.
A strategic partnership between the two countries could reduce the impact of communist China’s footprint in the region.
Michael Kyaw Myint, leader of the UEC-dissolved United Democratic Party, has been jailed for two years by a court in Mandalay Region for a prison escape two decades ago.
Despite poll monitors’ findings that Sunday’s vote went smoothly, the military proxy USDP is disputing the ruling party’s victory and threatening a legal challenge.
‘The people of Myanmar have clearly demonstrated their attachment to democracy,’ the EU said in a statement on Sunday’s general 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.
Merged ethnic parties may be the wild card in Shan as the election nears, but the NLD continues to dominate with urban voters.
As Myanmar prepares to vote, The Irrawaddy asks Priscilla Clapp, a former US diplomat and long-term observer of Myanmar, for her views on the Nov. 8 election.
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.
This week elderly Myanmar voters cast advance ballots, the UEC warned unruly party supporters, and the November election recorded its first campaign violence fatality.
Declaring the NLD’s economic reforms are yielding results, the State Counselor said Myanmar attracted nearly $5.7 billion in FDI in FY2020—98% of the government’s target.
Michael Kyaw Myint, leader of the disbanded United Democratic Party, has withdrawn his witnesses and now faces an early judgment.