Dr. Tin Mar Aung, former secretary to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, will contest a seat in the Rakhine parliament on the Arakan League for Democracy ticket, in an NLD stronghold.
The National League for Democracy is selecting a record number of female candidates for the general election but existing lawmakers say they face challenges.
The ruling party’s candidate lineup for Nov. 8’s election features mostly familiar faces, but includes more women than in 2015 and Muslim candidates.
State Counselor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will seek re-election to the Lower House in the Nov. 8 general election, again representing Yangon’s Kawhmu Township, the NLD said.
The former ruling USDP says it is confident of winning a majority in Parliament and winning the presidency, but political analysts are less upbeat over the party’s chances at the
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.
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.
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.
To mark the 29th anniversary of his death in Insein Prison, we revisit this 2014 tribute to renowned writer Maung Thaw Ka, who aimed his celebrated wit at the powerful.
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.
Mandalay Chief Minister Dr. Zaw Myint Maung is back from Thailand after receiving cancer treatment and will return to work after 21 days in isolation, an official said.
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.
New research by Athan shows over 1,000 people in Myanmar have faced lawsuits for criticizing the state or military under the current government.