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.
Many so called "buzzer" teams, named for the social media buzz they aim to create, often using fake accounts, have sprung up ahead of the presidential election next month.
An objection was submitted about the logo of the new Democratic Party of National Politics party which is headed by former military officers.
More women are contesting for leading positions in Yangon City Development Committee, but the number remains vastly disproportionate to that of male candidates.
Modi, who faces a general election by May, said he had given security forces a free hand to avenge last week's killings, the deadliest attack on security forces in decades.
In stunning move, Princess Ubolratana breaks tradition of royals eschewing politics
There is mounting concern in India that party workers could abuse the platform by using automated tools for mass messaging, or spread false news to sway voters.
The local election commission said it no longer believed that the use of party logos during the campaign period posed a risk to a free and fair poll.
Candidates may use pictures of themselves in campaign material ahead of March vote, YCDC says
On March 31, voters will get to decide who fills 105 local seats, including six on the Yangon City Development Committee's executive board.
Politicians contending in elections this year may use anti-LGBT+ stances to gain the votes of the conservative electorate.
In this pre-election year, defenders of democracy must remain vigilant against any development that could disrupt preparations for the 2020 vote.
Resentment against Modi wells as steep drops in price of staple foods and the weakening rupee cause rural economies to suffer.
Awami League, which is seeking a third straight term in power in the upcoming elections, has denied accusations of trying to intimidate opposition candidates and journalists.
The ruling Awami League unveiled its election manifesto on Tuesday, making sweeping promises to eradicate poverty and boost the economy.