Election Features

Officials at the office of the Meikhtila Township Election Commission on the evening of the election on Nov. 8. (PHOTO:- Myanmar Now/Phyo Thiha Cho)
Tuesday, November 24 2015

In the sea of the National League for Democracy’s overwhelming victory in Myanmar’s Nov. 8 elections there was a small ...

Last September, a group of Buddhist monks walked in front of the office of Union Solidarity and Development Party in the town of Pathein in the Ayeyarwady Delta to join a rally which which was held to celebrate the success of ‘race and religion’ laws. (Photo: Swe Win/Myanmar Now)
Thursday, November 19 2015

In both Myanmar and abroad, the National League for Democracy’s landslide election win is seen as a victory of the people over ...

Friday, November 13 2015

For Daw Aung San Suu Kyi it has been a long wait. Twenty-five years after the 1990 multi-party elections in Myanmar that saw her National League for Democracy win a landslide victory, ...

Thursday, November 12 2015

As millions turned out to vote with hope in their hearts on Sunday, one of the groups of people unable to take part ...

Myanmar military commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrive to attend a high-level meeting at the President's resident office in Nay Pyi Taw on  31 October 2014. Photo: MNA
Thursday, November 12 2015

Myanmar's powerful army chief on Wednesday congratulated Aung San Suu Kyi's party for "winning a majority" in landmark polls, ...

Members of National League for Democracy (NLD) party steer horse-drawn coaches during an election campaign rally in the town of Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay region, Myanmar, 24 October 2015. Photo: Hein Htet/EPA
Sunday, November 8 2015

Voting was brisk in the hotly-contested constituency of PyinOoLwin in Mandalay Region on Sunday, ...

National League for Democracy party leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speaks to local and foreign media during a press conference for the upcoming general elections at her residence in Yangon, Myanmar, 5 November 2015. Photo: Hong Sar/Mizzima
Sunday, November 8 2015

Myanmar is a small country in Southeast Asia, isolated from the rest of the world for over half a century until recently.

Thein Nyunt campaigning recently in Yangon. (PHOTO:- Myanmar Now/Htet Khaung Lin)
Saturday, November 7 2015

Thein Nyunt, chairman of the New National Democracy Party, is a well-known MP in the Lower House of parliament.

A family of Kamans including Than Win, the MP candidate running for a seat in the Rakhine State parliament seen in front of their home in Thandwe. Photo: Swe Win/Myanmar Now
Friday, November 6 2015

In October two years ago, Zaw Lin ran to the top of a forested hill behind his thatch-roof farm house in this tiny hamlet of Pauktaw in ...

Dr Aye Maung Photo: Myanmar Now
Friday, November 6 2015

Aye Maung is the chairman of the Arakan National Party (ANP), ...

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