Election 2015

People check their name on the voters' list in Tharkayta township, Yangon on 14 September 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, October 7 2015

The International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance - or International IDEA for short – is an intergovernmental group ...

NLD Central Executive Committee member U Win Htein. Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, October 7 2015

The National League for Democracy (NLD) will ensure equal rights for all nationalities and religions if it wins ...

Tuesday, October 6 2015

After a life turned upside down by conflict, Htan Wang craves peace and security in her Kachin homeland more than ...

People check their names on voters' lists in Chanaye Tharzan Township, Mandalay on 14 September, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Monday, October 5 2015

The National League for Democracy’s electoral campaign committee (central) on November 3 announced that there may be ...

U Wirathu is critical of the NLD - Here the monk talks during the religious bills celebration in Mandalay on September 21, 2015. Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Monday, October 5 2015

Prominent monk U Wirathu has openly endorsed President U Thein Sein's ruling party in the Nov. 8 general election, saying ...

Monday, October 5 2015

A total of 27 candidates from 12 parties along with several independent candidates, will run in Kayin State seeking to become ...

USDP members campaigning in Myaungmya in September, 2015. Photo: Mizzima
Monday, October 5 2015

On a recent hot afternoon on a bustling street in Hlaing Thayar Township, residents and stall keepers were shading themselves from ...

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi talks to supporters during her campaign in Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar, 2 October 2015. Photo: Nyein Chan Naing/EPA
Saturday, October 3 2015

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s message for her first crowd of supporters in an electoral campaign tour of Kachin State was ...

Greetings from villagers in Tilum village, Falam, Chin State in 2013. Photo: Cheery Zahau
Friday, October 2 2015

In the past two weeks, I spoke to about two dozen female candidates who are contesting Myanmar’s upcoming Nov. 8 elections, ...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon​ Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Wednesday, September 30 2015

The upcoming elections represent a milestone in Myanmar’s ...

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