PACE executive director Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint reflects on monitoring Burma’s recent elections and discusses what election laws and rules should be changed.
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Burma opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi said boycotting an upcoming historic election was an “option” if a military-drafted constitution that bars her from becoming president remains unchanged.
Suu Kyi’s party officially allowed to re-register, paving the way for the National League for Democracy to compete in the by-elections
Thein Sein says Burma’s prestige is dependent on elections but the chorus of global condemnation continues to ring loud
Former security guard for independence hero and one-time babysitter of Aung San Suu Kyi campaigns with main opposition party
National League for Democracy reinforces boycott of controversial polls that it claims will entrench military rule in Burma
Government official says the opposition leader is allowed to vote but will not be permitted to leave her Rangoon compound where she is detained
State media announces that many ethnic minority areas will be excluded from this year’s upcoming poll, with many of the areas near or under the control of ethnic rebel groups.
Pro-junta Union Solidarity and Development Party to field more than 1000 candidates as main opposition parties appear severely outnumbered
Announcement of election date to be held a week before Suu Kyi’s release in November is met with condemnation by the international community
The SNDP, known as the White Tiger party, believes it is supported by 90% of Shan State’s six million people, which will have its own parliament along with other states following the election.
Politicians and journalists attend workshops on ‘how to vote’ by civil society group with suspected ties to the Burmese military government
BBC targeting young Burmese ‘who have never voted’ in initiative aimed at showing the world how elections are done ‘in a Western democracy’