DVB sits down with Hla Swe and the National League for Democracy’s Than Soe, the candidate that beat him out of the Upper House seat of Gangnaw, Sagaing Division.
Htay Oo has admitted defeat in his own bid to win a seat, but media reports that the USDP have conceded the election are unfounded.
In Kawhmu, a rural district south of Rangoon, elderly voters, perhaps those most used to an early wake-up, file into the voting booth.
Muslim candidates have been disproportionately disqualified from running in the 8 November election in a selection process that “lacked credibility”, according to American election monitors the Carter Center.
The Union Election Commission has begun issuing voter slips to residents whose details appear incorrectly on the existing voter lists, in hopes of reassuring eager voters that their voice will be heard on the 8 November election day
A new politically charged generation has the chance to vote for the first time. What will be the issues in their minds as they go to the polls?
Civil servants, police and elderly locals in Prome were among the first citizens within Burma to cast their votes in the historic general election as pre-voting opened across the country on Thursday.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s party is pushing the slogan ‘Time for Change’ in Burma. Volunteers in their leader’s electorate say that change begins at home.
The group was expected to travel across 14 states in Burma, and operate for around five to six weeks.
For the 33.5 million Burmese voters who head to the polls on 8 November — many of whom will be first-time voters, choosing from more than 6,000 candidates, is not an easy task.