Election 2015

Friday, October 30 2015

Advance voting kicked-off in Myanmar on Thursday for those unable to cast a ballot in their constituencies on polling day next week, many of whom are soldiers and civil servants.

NLD Central Executive Committee member U Win Htein. Photo: Mizzima
Thursday, October 29 2015

The National League for Democracy (NLD) led by opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has said that it is confident that it will win ...

Nay Zin Latt, former presidential advisor and founder of NDP, speaks at a rally on Oct. 12 in the Mon State capital Mawlamyine, where he pledged to protect Myanmar's race and Buddhist religion. (Photo: Phyo Thiha Cho/Myanmar Now)
Thursday, October 29 2015

With just weeks before Myanmar’s landmark elections, a fleet of cars covered with stickers of the National Development Party ...

Members of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) attend their party's election campaign in Yangon on 10 October 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Thursday, October 29 2015

With no little swagger, Myanmar's army-backed ruling party has hit the campaign trail predicting it will win 75 percent of votes in ...

Party supporters cheer as they gather to listen to NLD candidate Zayar Thaw during his election campaign in Nay Pyi Taw on 27 October 2015. Photo: Min Min/Mizzima
Wednesday, October 28 2015

International monitors in Myanmar voiced concerns Wednesday over next month's crunch polls as the body charged with organising ...

PaO National Organization party campaigning in Pinlong Township, Shan State in October, 2015. Photo: Khun Sun Oo
Wednesday, October 28 2015

A driver in Shan State attempted to deliberately crash his car head-on into a vehicle carrying Union PaO National Organization ...

Women and children from Holan village in Kengtung Tonwship, in the east of Shan State, scan a pamphlet distributed by the Democratic Party (Myanmar) in 2010. Photo: Mizzima
Wednesday, October 28 2015

The Union Election Commission announced on Tuesday that it will not hold the 8 November election in two townships nor in ...

Special Police training in Maha Aungmye Township, Mandalay on October 20, 2015.  Photo: Bo Bo/Mizzima
Wednesday, October 28 2015

In a makeshift classroom in downtown Yangon, rows of uniformed men listened to lessons on election security Monday as they prepared to ...

Daniel Russel (C), US Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, seen here speaking in South Korea, 17 March 2015. Photo: Jeon Heon-Kyun/EPA
Saturday, October 24 2015

The US State Department appears to be taking a cautious approach to Myanmar’s upcoming elections, trying to avoid ...

A young man casts his vote at a polling booth in Kyimyidine township, Yangon on 7 November, 2010. Photo: Mizzima
Saturday, October 24 2015

The Union Election Commission announced that it will issue polling tickets to voters to be certified as eligible before Election Day ...

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