The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won all eight of Naypyidaw’s Lower House seats in the 2010 election, but half of those seats were later vacated by lawmakers filling positions in the new quasi-civilian government, including the parliamentarian-turned-president Thein Sein’s Zabuthiri Township constituency. The National League for Democracy (NLD) went on to win all four seats in the 2012 by-election, making the capital look ripe for a wholesale changing of the guard in November.
Naypyidaw Union Territory returns eight lawmakers to the Union Parliament’s Lower House and two to the Upper House. There is no regional legislature, with the territory’s governance left to the Naypyidaw Council, currently headed by President’s Office Minister Thein Nyunt.
The National League for Democracy was born out of the political tumult of 1988, when a massive pro-democracy uprising rocked the nation and toppled the government of Gen. Ne Win. It subsequently...
The National Unity Party says its boasts a membership of about 500,000 and has offices in 306 of Burma’s 330 townships. The party is likely to be one of the most pervasive presences on the campaign...
The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) was formed in 2010 to contest the general election that year as a political vehicle for many of Burma’s former military leaders. The party...