The NLD performed poorly in Rakhine State in 2015 and is set to suffer again in November as it struggles to find candidates for the conflict-ridden north of the state.
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.
The election commission said there is no law barring electoral campaigns from using images of national hero General Aung San—father of State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Irrawaddy talks with U Sai Nyunt Lwin of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy about the 2020 election and whether ethnic parties might join a coalition government.
The Myanmar military says its personnel may vote freely in November’s election—the first time 1 million military personnel and family members will vote outside their barracks.
The State Counselor, president and Union ministers have acquired highly valuable plots of land in the capital, attracting criticism from the former ruling party.
A member of the Mandalay cabinet said all of the regional ministers from the ruling National League for Democracy plan to run in this year’s general election.
November’s election will include the country's president and the NLD's other most senior members with the possible exception of the ailing Mandalay chief minister.
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 Yangon chief minister held a Buddhist gathering in breach of Myanmar’s COVID-19 measures, prompting an inquiry by the President’s Office and a lawsuit by a local resident.
The National League for Democracy says it will stand by Union Parliament Speaker U T Khun Myat, despite claims the independent parliamentarian violated the Constitution.
Yangon's controversial regional budget is due to be discussed next week after parliamentarians are tested for COVID-19.
A Mandalay government employee – allegedly at the request of chief minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung – has used the Telecommunications Act to counter Facebook allegations.