Pressure is building on election officials amid public complaints that preliminary voter lists are missing names, include deceased people, and contain faulty data.
A veteran NLD member and survivor of the Depayin Massacre, Daw Win Mya Mya downplays her status as one of the few Muslim candidates, vowing to work for all if elected.
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.
Poll monitors are hopeful recent legal changes requiring military voters to cast ballots alongside civilians will boost transparency and lead to fairer results on Nov. 8.
In a statement, representatives of religious groups in Myanmar have called for peace and questioned who is responsible for the country’s ‘never-ending’ conflict.
Outgoing EU envoy Kristian Schmidt praised Myanmar people’s willingness to sacrifice for democracy and conceded the Rohingya issue dominates Western views of the country.
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.
Ethnic parties are confident they can win at least 20 percent of seats in Parliament in November’s election, and believe the NLD has no choice but to negotiate with them.
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.
Polls show Thais are fairly satisfied with their prime minister’s performance, despite questions over transparency, rights and intolerance of opposition views.
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.
Tatmadaw commander-in-chief Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing told Russian media his political and administrative experience would be ‘valuable in serving the nation’.
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.
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.