Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
China, Cambodia's most important diplomatic and economic backer, has endorsed a vote heavily criticized by rights groups and several Western countries as neither free nor fair.
The elections will be held according to the new Yangon municipal law, which came into effect on June 28.
Ex-PM to be sworn in as prime minister today after unseating Najib
On the second anniversary of Myanmar’s 2015 landmark election, The Irrawaddy revisits an interview with the then Union Election Commission chairman.
Ruling bloc maintains its two-thirds majority in Japan’s snap election.
Prime minister says vote will take place in November 2018 but opposition party remains skeptical.