NLD holds 396 seats in final count

Final poll numbers show the National League for Democracy clinching 396 seats in the Union Parliament, 138 in the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw) and 258 in the Lower House (Pyithu Hluttaw). It won six more seats than in 2015. The rival Union Solidarit

NLD claims victory in election

The final results of the 2020 general election have yet to be announced, but the NLD seems to have retained its majority in both houses of parliament in a resounding victory. The party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi claims it has held or won at least 399 pa

USDP calls for do-over

After what is shaping up to be a devastating defeat, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) has questioned the legitimacy of the entire election. In a press conference on Wednesday, the party rejected the results and called for a complete

What to expect from the election

The third general election of Myanmar’s new democratic era is mere days away, and it is shaping up to be the most divisive yet. The National League for Democracy will likely keep its parliament majority, but it faces more challenges as incumben

COVID update: Truckers tested, dollar weak

Myanmar’s pandemic has passed 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with no signs of slowing. Elections, transportation and logistics, and a weakening dollar on currency markets are the latest concerns. Shipping routes could be a main vector for the

NLD candidates kidnapped in Rakhine

An unidentified armed group has kidnapped three Three National League for Democracy candidates in western Rakhine State. The victims are State parliamentarian Min Aung, national lower house MP Ni Ni May Myint, and Chit Chit Chaw, a candidate for the