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.
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
Myanmar’s general election will be held on Nov. 8, the UEC announced; it will be the country’s first nationwide poll held under a civilian government in six decades.
Having consolidated their bases, Myanmar’s ethnic parties plan to work together in the coming election to achieve their common goals of federalism and self-determination.
National League for Democracy regional lawmakers on Thursday voted down an opposition attempt to impeach Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
The Yangon regional government has appointed U Ye Min Oo, the deputy mayor of Naypyitaw and a veteran banker, as the commercial hub’s next finance and planning minister.
The Yangon regional government has nominated U Ye Min Oo, the deputy mayor of Naypyitaw and a veteran banker, as the commercial hub’s next finance and planning minister.
The Parliament voted down a proposal by military-backed and military-appointed lawmakers on Monday to impeach the house speaker over the recent constitutional reform process.
The Lower House passed a draft law making it easier for the Health Ministry to introduce containment measures during epidemics and boosting punishments for violators.
US$7.5 million removed from military’s extra budget request, marking the first time the armed forces’ full spending request has been denied by the NLD government.
The MPs have called for the Parliament Speaker to be removed over his handling of the charter change debate and for allegedly failing to fulfill his duties.
The loan was approved by Parliament on Wednesday and will cover 20 percent of Myanmar’s deficit for the year as spending increases due to impacts of COVID-19.
Myanmar will obtain $200 million in loans from the World Bank to fund a post-COVID-19 recovery for the agriculture sector, a deputy minister told Parliament.
The Irrawaddy briefs you on the week that was in the national legislature.
A US$50 million loan from the World Bank will be used to improve the country’s health care systems and support the fight against COVID-19.