Dossier: Elections in Myanmar

Dossier: Elections in Myanmar

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On 8 November 2015, a new Parliament will be elected after decades of military rule in Myanmar. The elections will decide how the reform process of the past five years will be continued and whether the people of Myanmar can benefit. This dossier will accompany the next months until a new government is formed by offering policy and economic analysis.

After the elections

What are the prospects for the next Myanmar government?

Peace, federalism, development, and poverty - this is the interlinked "cluster", which has to be at the top of the NLD’s agenda. On Aung San Suu Kyi's political challenges in the coming years.

By Khin Zaw Win

Myanmar: A democratic landslide

Myanmar has a decades-long history of brutal ethnic conflicts. In view of this the party of democratic struggle did unexpectedly well in last year’s election.

By Nicholas Farrelly

Myanmar needs more than a new government

The people of Myanmar have collectively placed their faith in the NLD. The party will have to go on - even beyond Aung San Suu Kyi’s lifetime. A commentary.

By Khin Zaw Win

Podcast

Overview

A Primer on Myanmar’s Elections of 2015

What is at stake? Will the elections be free? Who is competing and how does the electoral process work? Our FAQ on the most democratic elections since 1960 in Myanmar.

By Khin Zaw Win

Comment

Video

DVB TV is an independent broadcaster with offices in Yangon, Mandalay, and Chiang Mai. For the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung they have made a short movie about the upcoming elections in Myanmar.

Interview

"The NLD will win the elections"

On November 8, Myanmar votes for a new parliament. What do the parties stand for and what can they change? An interview with Sui Khar, Joint Secretary-General of the Chin National Front.

By Rual Lian Thang, Dr Sui Khar

Study

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