Despite doubts regarding the fairness of an electoral process commandeered by the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government, the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) achieved a landslide victory. Though 25% of all parliament seats are occupied by unelected military representatives, the victory marked the end of the direct military rule.
Himal Southasian has collaborated with the Democratic Voice of Burma to put together this web-exclusive series that looks at this pivotal moment in Burmese politics.
Maung Zarni on why the elections will neither be historic nor consequential for Burma.
Selection of articles from DVB’s archives on the 2015 election.
Ashley South on the future of ethnic parties after NLD’s landslide victory.
From Himal Southasian archives
In a two-part essay Kanak Mani Dixit discusses the challenges faced by Aung San Suu Kyi following her release in 2012 (June 2012)
Kyi May Kuang on Burmese reforms (December 2011)
Moegyo on Burma’s rudderless opposition (February 2011)
Maung Zarni on the 2010 election (October 2010)
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