During talks in Taunggyi, the SNLD asked the ruling party to give its members positions of responsibility, and offered to mediate with other ethnic parties.
Avoiding the venue disputes that have led to the cancellation of talks with parties in other states, the NLD delegation also plans to meet a fourth party on Friday.
Given Beijing’s support for the government—not to mention its views on democracy—did the senior general really expect Wang Yi to sympathize with his voter fraud claims?
The Kayah State Democratic Party is the second ethnic party to balk at a visiting NLD delegation’s demand that their meeting be held at the ruling party’s local office.
The second Union Parliament controlled by the National League for Democracy will meet for the first time on Feb. 1, the speakers of the two chambers announced.
The ruling party asked to meet at its HQ in Mawlamyine for security reasons, but the MUP insisted on a neutral venue for talks on building a democratic federal union.
The ruling party has formed a working group consisting of three senior members to lead discussions with ethnic parties on forming new Union and local administrations.
In a speech to mark International Anti-Corruption Day, U Win Myint said the government plans to simplify laws so that officials can’t exploit them for gain.
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.
Aware of the poor reputations of many current ministers, the NLD has vowed to take the public’s views into consideration when appointing the new government’s cabinet.
In an unprecedented move, the NLD has followed its landslide victory with an overture for cooperation with ethnic political parties in the future.
As stay-at-home orders amid a rise in cases make traditional campaigning impossible, even top politicians like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are going online to reach voters.
The NLD has accused the Kayah parliament speaker of orchestrating ex-chief minister L Phaung Sho’s removal after being denied a chance to run in November’s election.
Myanmar President U Win Myint dismissed the ruling party’s L Phaung Sho as Kayah State chief minister on Thursday following his impeachment in a funding scandal.
Kayah State Chief Minister L. Phaung Sho of the NLD has become the first state leader to be constitutionally impeached after state MPs voted in support of his removal.