Tatmadaw press conference raises concerns

The Tatmadaw (Myanmar army) has acknowledged the possibility of a coup d’etat in light of election result disputes. After months of fraud allegations by opposition political parties, military spokesperson Major General Zaw Min Tun stressed the

Anti-corruption commissioner resigns

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman U Aung Kyi stepped down this week. During his nearly three-year tenure, U Aung Kyi oversaw investigations into some of the country’s biggest political scandals. These include corruption charges against

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

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

Will COVID-19 delay the election?

Earlier this month, a group of 24 opposition political parties petitioned the Union Election Commission (UEC) to delay the election. The UEC refused. Critics of the request dismissed the effort as a ploy to buy more time to campaign and upset the sta