The party will cooperate with ethnic and other like-minded parties in hopes of creating a third party alliance to contest the 2020 elections.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses what lessons the ruling party can draw from its underwhelming performance in last week’s vote, which saw it win just seven of the 13 seats it c
Senior Communist Party of China official Song Tao says Beijing backs continued political role for Tatmadaw.
Increasingly out of touch with voters, the NLD’s failure to tackle economic issues and its own structural problems could force it into alliances with ethnic parties in the next e
The ruling party's failure on Saturday to hold on to seats it won in 2015 shows voters are frustrated with the pace of reform, an NLD spokesman said.
By Saturday evening, ruling party was facing defeat to USDP and ethnic parties in five races; full results due Sunday
Voters trickled through polling stations in Mandalay. But in Rakhine and Yangon, locals eager to cast their ballots have had to wait in line.
The ruling party has vowed to start delivering on its promises, but it faces a tough fight in ethnic areas and a newly confident USDP in Saturday’s vote
Nang Htwe Hmone is one of only seven women among the 69 candidates in Saturday's poll, but she feels confident about becoming Mandalay's next Shan ethnic affairs minister.
An entrenched, male-dominated ‘security approach’ has left the peace process deadlocked.
The NLD's main opponent accuses the ruling party of surreptitiously campaigning in ethnic minority areas in the guise of government work.
"We have no confidence," Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Zaw Myint Maung said of the ruling party's prospects in the heavily ethnic minority states.
The Irrawaddy speaks to veteran Thai journalist Kavi Chongkittavorn about the key issues facing Myanmar, and its ties with Thailand, ASEAN and the West.
The observers said they witnessed six rallies at which speakers disparaged another group or person based on their race, religion or gender.
Firebrand monk says he will take up arms if Myanmar’s military leadership is charged at the International Criminal Court.