The new party states that it will forge alliances in hopes of forming a coalition government in 2020.
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
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
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the views on this critical issue put forward by participants in the recent peace summit in Naypyitaw.
The observers said they witnessed six rallies at which speakers disparaged another group or person based on their race, religion or gender.
Police have said the shooting was an accident, but are adamant there will be no let-up in the anti-crime campaign, which is proving popular with many in Uttar Pradesh.
The TNLA abducted Nang Mo Hom from her home on Aug. 17 for allegedly informing on its fighters and sentenced her in its own court to three years in jail.
As Western countries remove support and loosen economic ties with Myanmar, the government appears to be siding up to its eastern allies. Is this a good or bad idea?
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses how and when the military might be persuaded to relinquish its role in politics.
Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
UPDJC bloc disavows comments, which upset Daw Aung San Suu Kyi; Rakhine politicians say major parties have never been asked to self-censor
Women’s advocacy groups urged delegates attending the Panglong Peace Conference this week to push for a gender equality policy regarding women’s representations across all sect
At opening of 21st-Century Panglong Peace Conference, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing urges all armed groups to sign NCA; State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi says ceasefire is just the first
Chin National Front vice chairman Salai Lian Hmung says differing definitions of democracy and federalism are the key hurdles to implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement.
Political circles are speculating that U Shwe Mann will establish a political party to contest the 2020 elections. Publicly, the ex-general is noncommittal.