NLD Government 2016-
|Title:|| ||National League for Democracy (Wikipedia)
|Description/subject:|| ||"The National League for Democracy (Burmese: အမ်ဳိးသားဒီမုိကေရစီအဖြဲ႔ခ်ဳပ္, IPA: ...; NLD) is a democratic socialist and liberal democratic political party in Myanmar (Burma), currently serving as the co-ruling party in Parliament alongside the military . Founded on 27 September 1988, it has become one of the most influential parties in Myanmar's pro-democracy movement. Special Honorary President of the Socialist International and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi serves as its President. The party won a substantial parliamentary majority in the 1990 Burmese general election. However, the ruling military junta refused to recognise the result. On 6 May 2010, the party was declared illegal and ordered to be disbanded by the junta after refusing to register for the elections slated for November 2010. In November 2011, the NLD announced its intention to register as a political party to contend future elections and on 13 December 2011, Burma's Union Election Commission approved their application for registration.
In the 2012 by-elections, the NLD contested 44 of the 45 available seats; winning 43, and losing only one seat to the SNDP. Party leader Aung San Suu Kyi won from the seat of Kawhmu.
In the 2015 general election, the NLD won an absolute majority in both houses of the Assembly, possibly paving the way to democracy after decades of military rule."|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||07 April 2016|
|Title:|| ||Burma at 70: why it’s time to end the Myanmar morality play
|Date of publication:|| ||08 January 2018|
|Description/subject:|| ||"Like 90% of countries around the world, every year Burma (now Myanmar) marks the day its corner of the world was supposed to have changed for the better. Here it’s January 4th, when the country gained its independence from Britain. As arbitrary as it can sometimes feel, Independence Day is at least a good opportunity for reflection. Even more so when it’s a nice round number like 2018, which marks exactly 70 years of independence for Myanmar..."|
|Author/creator:|| ||Alex Bescoby|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||18 January 2018|