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May 02, 2019
In 2012, Burma’s democratic reforms opened the door for competitive multiparty elections after many years of military rule and dictatorship. Ushered in by... Read More
February 21, 2019
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. Expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms after the National League for Democracy’s (NLD) electoral success. While the election was a positive first... Read More
November 13, 2018
Burma made strides toward consolidating its recent record of holding well-administered, credible elections in the November 3 by-elections. The elections were deemed “peaceful and credible with no significant incidents that can have negatively impacted the results” by an international observer... Read More
August 08, 2018
Thirty years ago today, on August 8, 1988, university students in Burma organized protests against General Ne Win’s totalitarian one-party government, under whose rule Burma became one of the poorest... Read More
July 26, 2018
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. With the NLD in power, expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms.  While the election was a positive first step, it would be a mistake to... Read More
July 18, 2018
Three years ago, Burma held its first competitive general election in 25 years. The election was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after over 50 years of authoritarian rule. Following the election of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, expectations were high that the promised economic... Read More
November 15, 2016
Burma’s Union Election Commission (UEC) announced that it will hold by-elections for 19 vacant seats in national and regional parliaments on April 1, 2017. The by-election will affect more than two million voters across 22 townships in eight of Burma’s provinces. The vacant seats were created... Read More
August 23, 2016
Shan State proved to be an anomaly in Burma’s 2015 election. In most of the country Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) dominated, but the results in Burma’s largest state were exceptional in scale and diversity.  Over 10 political parties won at least one seat in the Shan... Read More
March 30, 2016
Today, U Htin Kyaw was sworn in as Burma’s new President.  Seen in the context of Burma’s recent history, today’s ceremony holds great significance.  U Htin Kyaw will be Burma’s first civilian president since 1962.  The leader of the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD)... Read More
March 02, 2016
Imagine you are a student at a University studying political science – you are so excited for your new studies – you finally found your passion – you want to make the world a better place and you want to do this by getting involved in politics, by shaping and creating public policy for the common... Read More

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