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.
The statement comes after 13 rival political parties accused the NLD of breaching electoral rules when govt members referenced the party slogan on TV.
Data visualization designer and senior advisor at Yangon innovation lab Yan Naung Oak explains the current and future uses of open data in Myanmar.
The USDP and 12 other parties sign a letter objecting to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s speech delivered just before the April 1 by-elections.
The Irrawaddy speaks with activist Ko Ko Gyi and political commentator Yan Myo Thein about the possibility of an 88-Generation political party.
Spokesperson of military-backed former ruling party says using state media and Union ministers to campaign is wrong.
This week, The Irrawaddy discusses recent by-elections with political commentator Dr. Yan Myo Thein and founder of Yangon Watch group Dr. Nyo Nyo Thin.
Burma’s by-elections are the most telling sign for the ruling NLD party as to whether it still enjoys the popular support it received in the 2015 election.
U Aung Kyi Thein of the USDP defeats the NLD in the April 1 by-election to represent Mon State’s Chaungzon Township in the Lower House.
One day before nationwide by-elections, Kawhmu Township stands in stark contrast to the area in the days just before the 2015 general election.
Candidates are slightly younger, there are marginally more women, and religious diversity has taken a hit.
A USDP candidate contesting a by-election in Mon State says the former ruling party has a chance of winning if it can obtain at least 25,000 votes.
The stations will be moved, rather than shut down, due to security concerns.