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2015 Burma Elections (67 found)

Burma: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2015

Burma has a quasi-parliamentary system of government in which national parliament selects the president and constitutional provisions grant one-quarter of national, regional, and state parliamentary seats to active-duty military appointees […]

April 13, 2016  •  By The United States Department of State  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar

In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 28/23, the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, examines the developments in Myanmar since her reports to the Council, in March 2015 (A/HRC/28/72) and to the General Assembly, in October 2015 (A/70/412) […]

March 18, 2016  •  By UN Special Rapporteur Yanghee Lee  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2015 Elections and Beyond: Perspectives from villagers in rural southeast Burma/Myanmar

KHRGThis commentary highlights the experiences of villagers in southeast Burma/Myanmar during the 2015 general elections, as well as their perspectives on the electoral process as a whole and expectations from the incoming Government of the Union of Myanmar […]

February 23, 2016  •  By Karen Human Rights Group  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Finding on Process of Observing General Election 2015 by Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters

(1) Brief presentation – Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters in cooperation with allied associations had observed the process of election held on 8th November within the regions of Shan, Rakhine, Kayar, Ayarwady, Yangon, Pao and Danu self administrative regions […]

December 21, 2015  •  By Association of Human Rights Defenders and Promoters  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

The 2015 General Election in Myanmar: What Now for Ethnic Politics?

Despite huge challenges, election day in Myanmar passed almost entirely peacefully. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy triumphed in polls that were regarded by domestic and international observers as remarkably free from irregularities […]

December 17, 2015  •  By Transnational Institute  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma 2015: Ballot Denied Disenfranchised Voters in Kyar Inn Seik Gyi Township, Karen State

HRFMOn November 8, 2015, millions of voters across Burma went to the polls. Citizens seized the opportunity to exercise their right to vote in the freest election the country had seen for at least 25 years. In many ways this was an astonishing moment for democracy in Burma. However, as international media coverage praised largely successful election processes and excitement abounded at the poll’s outcome, relatively few column inches were dedicated to those left behind as this historic event took place […]

December 1, 2015  •  By The Human Rights Foundation of Monland  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

ADN Statement on Myanmar’s National Election of November 8, 2015

The Asia Democracy Network (ADN) congratulates the people of Myanmar for their enthusiastic and peaceful participation in the historic national elections that took place on November 8, 2015. This general election was the first multi-party elections in 25 years since the 1990 general elections. With the suggested voter turnout at 80%, it is highly commendable that the people of Myanmar have exercised their civic duty as voters […]

November 19, 2015  •  By Asia Democracy Network  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Sounds of War Taint the Cheers of Election Success

Shan State WarWith the National League for Democracy (NLD) cementing its place as the incoming government by achieving a supermajority in Parliament, the ongoing armed conflict in northern Burma, especially in Shan State, only highlights the pressing need for the new government to facilitate a genuine and inclusive peace process that works towards national reconciliation […]

November 17, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Post-Election Transition is a Potential Watershed for Reform Efforts, McConnell Says

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the recent elections in Burma […]

November 17, 2015  •  By US Senator Mitch McConnell  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi on Victory in Myanmar’s General Election

Delhi, India, 13 November 2015 – Writing to fellow Nobel Peace Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi to congratulate her on her party’s remarkable victory in the general elections in Myanmar, His Holiness the Dalai Lama wrote […]

November 14, 2015  •  By Dalai Lama  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤