While Palang Pracharat leads with 7.64 million votes, Pheu Thai could still win the lion's share because of its concentrated popularity in the north and northeast of the country.
We present a roundup of The Irrawaddy’s recent coverage of the NLD’s efforts to kick-start constitutional reform, and the forces arrayed against it.
The ruling party may be able to chip away at the military's proxies and business interests. But tinkering with its constitutional privileges may prove a step too far.
A detailed breakdown of the chapters and articles most likely to be targeted for reform by the government
On March 14, 1952, U Nu became prime minister after leading the Anti-Fascist People’s Freedom League to victory in the country’s first general election.
In a message honoring the two who were shot dead by police at Rangoon Institute of Technology 31 years ago, she urges the nation to learn the lessons of their sacrifice.
Declaring a state of emergency or inserting more troops will not solve the root causes of the conflict.
"Leaders will review it and do their best. They have been holding talks,” U Zaw Htay said without elaborating.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses the likelihood and potential scope of constitutional amendments among a divided government.
Committee members reviewed the first 14 articles of the Constitution, including a clause guaranteeing the military a role in politics, but declined to discuss what was said.
The NLD administration’s heavy-handed response to ethnic grievances will only inflame tensions and enhance perceptions that the ‘Bamar’ government is not interested in ethnic
An objection was submitted about the logo of the new Democratic Party of National Politics party which is headed by former military officers.
Estranged from his former Army colleagues, and with his partnership with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi showing signs of strain, the retired general seems to be out in the cold.
Military lawmakers have stood in disagreement with the suggestion that the USDP’s lesser charter amendment proposal be discussed by the NLD-formed Charter-Amendment Panel.
Diplomats and experts say China's defense numbers probably underestimate true military spending for the People's Liberation Army, the world's largest armed forces.