Parliament has announced that a national referendum on a constitutional amendment will be held alongside the general elections slated for later this year.
The NLD finds itself in a state of déjà vu. Should it run in the general election later this year, galvanizing support for its pro-democracy ideals?
DVB asks NUP leader how high his expectations are for this year’s election. And who does he consider the main contenders?
A lackluster campaign was followed by a record low voter turnout – 26 percent – for municipal elections in Rangoon.
A USDP spokesman rejects reports that Burma’s ruling party was involved in axing this year’s by-elections, but said that he believes the decision to cancel polling was “sensible”.
Several political parties in Burma have reacted with frustration to the election commission’s decision to cancel by-elections this year, while others — notably the NLD — shrugged off the polls…