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Myanmar Elections

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Sweeps the Polls

Paper No. 6702                           Dated 12-Nov-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Though formal results have not been announced, it looks by all accounts that Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has swept the polls with over 399 seats in the National Legislature ( Pyidangsu Hluttaw).  The Army backed proxy, the USDP is said to have had the worst defeat in the years with hardly 21 seats this time from 45 in the last election.
 

Myanmar: Election Commission keen to continue with Elections despite the spread of Pandemic:

Paper No. 6696                          Dated 26-Oct-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.

Myanmar Elections: Advantage Suu Kyi’s NLD

Paper No. 6693                       Dated 18-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections in Myanmar are due to be held on 8th of November this year and for various reasons the NLD appears to have a decided advantage over other parties.
 
Judging from the postal votes polled in Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, it looks that polling in spite of the existing pandemic may be heavy with larger than expected people turning up for voting.

Myanmar: Elections- 2020- Can the NLD led by Suu Kyi Repeat the Landslide?

Paper No. 6616                           Dated 6-July-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
Late on Monday night of June 1st, the Election Commission of Myanmar announced that the upcoming General elections for all categories will be held in November.  This included 330 seats for the Lower House, 168 for the Upper House, 644 seats for State and Regional Parliaments and 29 for ethnic entities bringing the total to 1171Parliamentary Seats up for grabs.
 

Current Observation on Burma Question and Answer

Paper No. 6032                                Dated 13-Nov-2015

Guest Column by Dr. Tint Swe

(The writer was a former member of parliament of the unfortunate 1990 elections when the NLD won a land slide victory.  He was living in Delhi as an exile and was a regular contributor to SAAG.   In 2014 he migrated to US.)

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