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

Elections will not be postponed

The Union Election Commission (UEC) rejected a request to postpone the upcoming elections due to the new wave of COVID-19 infections. The request was brought by a group of opposition parties led by the Union Solidarity and Development Party, the chie

Independent ethnic Wa authority will seek to allow voting

The Wa Self-Administered Division, an autonomous zone of the ethnic Wa people, will attempt to work with the Union Government to hold voting in the upcoming election. Last month, officials of the United Wa State Army (UWSA) and the Union Election Com

UEC threatens parties spreading espionage rumors

A group of opposition parties have spoken out against a threat by the Union Election Commission (UEC) to disqualify those who criticize it for accepting equipment from a foreign aid organization. Twenty political parties, including the military-backe