USDP says ruling party jumping the gun on 2020 vote after images of campaign stickers featuring State Counselor surface online; NLD says stickers are unauthorized.
Under the 2008 Constitution, if the USDP and its allies win 26 percent of Parliament seats, the army chief could become president without even running for office.
Military MPs, parliamentary allies propose charter changes that would allow the NDSC, which is already dominated by generals, to push for parliamentary dissolution.
Former information minister U Ye Htut says access to information and state relations with the media have failed to improve under current minister.
President says democracy in Myanmar ‘in fledgling stage’ at event to mark International Democracy Day; State Counselor urges all groups to act in the national interest.
Opposition says signing ICCPR would erode national sovereignty, and questions NLD lawmaker’s authority to submit proposal in Lower House.
Myanmar’s Parliament voted to have charter amendments proposed by military and USDP lawmakers discussed by the amendment committee rather than the full Parliament.
In 2015 the NLD derailed ex-junta chief Sen-Gen Than Shwe’s master plan; there is little to suggest the military’s allies could win the 2020 vote legitimately.
Military-appointed and USDP lawmakers renewed their opposition to the Charter Amendment Committee, a means of amending Myanmar’s Constitution created by the NLD.
The generals who built Naypyitaw will not be forced from it via charter change; can the city’s old and new residents work together to manage a transition to democracy?
U San Aung says former USDP lawmaker U Hla Swe’s speech during anti-sanctions rally violated Article 295(a), which outlaws attacks on religious beliefs.
This week, The Irrawaddy talks to one of the NLD’s point men on charter change about the party’s objectives for the process, and what’s at stake for the country.
Former General U Soe Maung downplays ties to former Senior General Than Shwe at Saturday’s launch of the Democratic Party of National Politics.
In proposed charter changes, ANP, SNLD and others call for immediate return to barracks, while the NLD suggests a gradual phasing out of the Tatmadaw from Parliament.
As Snr-Gen Min Aung Hlaing grooms his juniors, who is likeliest to take his place when he steps down, and what do recent military shake-ups mean for the 2020 elections?