Myanmar on track to democracy?

Social Justice | 05.01.2016

Myanmar on track to democracy?

The people of Myanmar have voted on 8th November. The National League for Democracy (NLD) and its party leader, Aung San Suu Kyi were able to win an overwhelming majority in the freest elections in the country since 1990. The currently governing Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) that is backed by the military had to concede substantial losses in electoral support. According to the first unofficial results the NLD won 82% of all votes. The general election was certainly a progress for the country’s democratic development since it was largely free and fair, but even more importantly, it was held peacefully. Nevertheless, the NLD was not able to present itself as promising alternative to solve the country’s most pressing problems and thus, its development remains unclear.


Publisher: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung

Author: Felix Wiebrecht

Date: 2016-01-05

Pages: 5

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