The president told election officials and ministers to prevent racial and religious incitement that could threaten Myanmar’s general election in November.
Ethnic parties are confident they can win at least 20 percent of seats in Parliament in November’s election, and believe the NLD has no choice but to negotiate with them.
NLD elder U Win Htein’s comment that Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing could become President if he backs charter reform does not reflect the party’s policy, a senior member said.
Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov. 8, the UEC announced; it will be the country’s first nationwide poll held under a civilian government in six decades.
Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media his political and administrative experience would be ‘valuable in serving the nation’.
The Irrawaddy talks with U Shwe Mann, ex-general and former Parliament speaker, about how his new Union Betterment Party will contest Myanmar’s elections later this year.
Having consolidated their bases, Myanmar’s ethnic parties plan to work together in the coming election to achieve their common goals of federalism and self-determination.
The Irrawaddy talks with National League for Democracy Vice-Chairman Dr. Zaw Myint Maung about how the party plans to contest Myanmar’s general election in November.
The Irrawaddy talks to National League for Democracy information secretary Monywa Aung Shin about the NLD’s missteps since 2015 and how it can clean up its act before November.
As the National League for Democracy prepares for this year’s election, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi remains popular, but voters see few other figures in the party to admire.
The Union Election Commission says it will soon register voters living in military barracks, prompting calls for it to release lists of military personnel and their families.
Myanmar’s election will happen in November as scheduled, says the Union Election Commission, assuaging worries that the poll was going to be delayed due to COVID-19.
The Election Commission has removed Arakan National Party founder Dr. Aye Maung from the list of MPs and barred him from future elections due to his treason conviction.
Ethnic parties say the Election Commission has ignored their concerns over a proposed legal change that would make it easier for Burmese workers to vote in ethnic states.
The leader of Myanmar’s Catholic community, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, has called for the Constitution’s ban on voting by members of religious orders to be scrapped.