An Unsteady Balance of Power Likely in Myanmar Elections

An Unsteady Balance of Power Likely in Myanmar Elections

Much uncertainty surrounds the lead up to and conduct of Myanmar’s upcoming legislative elections. The recent voting down of constitutional amendments in parliament — almost certainly (and solely) by the bloc of appointed, non-elected military parliamentarians — erodes to a certain extent the legitimacy of the electoral process. The Tatmadaw (Myanmar’s armed forces) retain their […]

Myanmar’s Political Destination After The Myanmar Elections Unknown

Myanmar’s Political Destination After The Myanmar Elections Unknown

The second general election since Myanmar began its political transition in 2011 will be held on Sunday 8 November 2015 with some 30 million Myanmar voters — at home and abroad — potentially eligible to vote in one of the largest worldwide, single-stage voting events. But what the election means for Myanmar’s continued democratic transition […]