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Ethnic Politics and the 2015 Elections in Myanmar

By Transnational Institute  •  September 8, 2015
Myanmar/Burma is heading to the polls in November 2015, in what will be a closely watched election. Provided that they are free and fair, the polls are likely to have a major influence over the future political direction of the country, with an expected shift in power from the old elite to the opposition National League for Democracy (NLD). They will also have a major impact on the uncertain issue of ethnic politics. For the moment, however, it remains unclear whether the new political space created by the transition away from military rule will bring significant legislative power to nationality-based parties.

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