Residents of Shwebo in Sagaing Region welcomed the visiting Myanmar military chief by singing a theme song of his political foe, the National League for Democracy.
Election officials in Yangon have rejected ballots from 58 military personnel, saying they breach electoral law for arriving in unsealed envelopes.
The four election commissions between 1990 and 2020 have all had their own shortcomings.
Event organizers from the National League for Democracy and Union Solidarity and Development Party in coronavirus-hit Pathein face prosecution over Saturday’s rallies.
From freedom of belief to standing for election, Myanmar Muslims still face obstacles; they said they will support a force that values human rights and democracy.
The National League for Democracy says a mob backing the military proxy Union Solidarity and Development Party attacked its supporters in Hinthada Township
This week a survey claimed trust in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has risen, an NLD member fled a mob and other parties stepped up campaigning despite COVID-19 rules.
The political landscape has grown more complex since 2015, but certain electoral trends have remained constant over the decades in elections regarded as free and fair.
A survey by Myanmar’s leading poll monitor found that the level of public trust in Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has risen to 79 percent from 70 percent last year.
A National League for Democracy candidate is worried large numbers of military voters could see his constituency, which has a low voter population, won by a rival party.
Minister U Thaung Tun said the government has put together a medium- to long-term economic recovery plan based on promoting investment in sustainable industries.
This week, several NLD campaign posters were vandalized and the USDP and NLD made televised campaign speeches and disagreed about a possible election delay.
As Myanmar prepares for November’s general election, the 32nd anniversary of the bloody coup that brought the SLORC to power reminds us of what is at stake.
Snr-Gen Saw Maung’s vow that the army would return to the barracks after the 1990 vote never materialized; conspiracy theories about his sudden fall from grace abound.
As stay-at-home orders amid a rise in cases make traditional campaigning impossible, even top politicians like Daw Aung San Suu Kyi are going online to reach voters.