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    Hardliners sulk as Suu Kyi shines

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 22/02/2012

    » Much is riding on the outcome of the forthcoming polls in Myanmar, and more particularly the way in which these by-elections are conducted.


    Election fever grips Myanmar, 2 years ahead of time

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 13/05/2013

    » Myanmar's next national elections - more than two years away - are already preoccupying the country's leaders and the opposition. "Everyone is focused on 2015," said a Myanmar government official, who declined to be identified. "All the parties have started to gear up for the next election campaign."


    Ruling party prepares to go to polls

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 29/05/2015

    » Myanmar's ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) is getting ready for the forthcoming elections amid increased internal tension and uncertainty over its political future. "There is a very real danger of the party splitting," said a USDP MP on condition of anonymity.


    Presidential rivals gear up for race

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 29/07/2015

    » Myanmar's elections are only three months away and the battle to become the country's next president is already in full swing, with the current incumbent seeking a second term in office. The two goliaths within the governing party — the current president Thein Sein and the speaker of the lower house, Shwe Mann, are the leading contenders.The Union Solidarity Party (USDP) has been a two-headed dragon, with both of them vying for control of the party and government policy: with the party's presidential nomination the key prize. But the battle for the presidency is far from being a two-horse race.


    Suu Kyi supporters revel warily with an unfamiliar hope

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 08/11/2015

    » YANGON: When Aung San Suu Kyi took to the stage during the campaign, there was as much a sense of anticipation as there was of unfinished business. A feeling that this time she would claim the election win denied her 25 years ago.


    Ethnic parties give wake-up call to NLD

    News, Larry Jagan, Published on 06/11/2018

    » Analysts are poring over the results of Myanmar's by-elections which took place on Saturday, vainly trying to read the tea leaves, and perhaps reading too much into them. But it was certainly a wake-up call for both major parties -- the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) and the previous governing party, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) -- but the lessons that can be drawn for the future are limited.

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