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’.
In its next term, the government will need to engage its neighbors and regional powers, upholding the NLD’s vow to pursue an “active and independent foreign policy”.
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.
A flawed voting process selected a rubber-stamp parliament while Myanmar was under British colonial rule. But it did introduce concepts of democracy to the population.
The Irrawaddy discusses the issue with the executive director of the Myanmar Institute for Peace and Security in search of an answer.
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