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

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

Parliament rejects constitutional amendments

With support from the military bloc, the Union Parliament struck down proposed amendments Tuesday to the 2008 constitution that would have limited the military’s role in politics. The proposed amendments were written by the NLD-backed Charter A
Myanmar Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Committee Report

Army supporters rally as constitution debate rages

Hundreds of nationalists took to the streets of Yangon last Sunday to support the Tatmadaw (Myanmar armed forces) and protest potential constitutional amendments that would limit its power. The demonstration is the latest in a series of protests and
Parliament approves merger of ministries of Industry and of Planning and Finance

Parliament approves merger of ministries of Industry and of Planning and Finance

In a divisive vote between USDP and NLDP, the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the merger of the Ministry of Industry (MoI) and the Ministry of Planning and Finance on Tuesday. Initiated by the NLDP, the bill faced the opposition of the USDP, which ha