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Myanmar: NLD of Suu Kyi has an overwhelming Victory: Time for Reconciliation

Paper No. 6705                                             Dated 17-Nov-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
It is now official.  Defying all predictions, the National League for Democracy (NLD) of Suu Kyi has swept the polls with 258 and 138 in the Lower and Upper Houses respectively, thus exceeding its own performance in the 2015 elections (390). In all it has won 920 seats that include the Lower and Upper Houses, the State and Regional Parliaments and in Ethnic Affairs ministers.

Myanmar: Suu Kyi Sweeps the Polls

Paper No. 6702                           Dated 12-Nov-2020
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
Though formal results have not been announced, it looks by all accounts that Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) has swept the polls with over 399 seats in the National Legislature ( Pyidangsu Hluttaw).  The Army backed proxy, the USDP is said to have had the worst defeat in the years with hardly 21 seats this time from 45 in the last election.
 

Myanmar: General Elections went off Smoothly on 8th despite Army/Covid Threats:

Paper No. 6700                  Dated 9-Nov-2020           
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections for a new Government at  the Union and State Levels went off peacefully amidst the twin threats of an Army Coup and the Spread of the Wuhan Virus.
 
People voted enthusiastically from 6  AM from many of the booths and in some cases had assembled even before 6 to vote.  
 

Myanmar: Election Commission keen to continue with Elections despite the spread of Pandemic:

Paper No. 6696                          Dated 26-Oct-2020
By Dr.  S.Chandrasekharan.

Myanmar Elections: Advantage Suu Kyi’s NLD

Paper No. 6693                       Dated 18-Oct-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
General Elections in Myanmar are due to be held on 8th of November this year and for various reasons the NLD appears to have a decided advantage over other parties.
 
Judging from the postal votes polled in Thailand, South Korea, Singapore and Japan, it looks that polling in spite of the existing pandemic may be heavy with larger than expected people turning up for voting.

Myanmar: Election Scenario:

Paper No. 6686                      Dated 22- Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
Despite suggestions from various parties but not the Ruling Party for postponement due to the spread of Wuhan Virus, the Union Election Commission declared that the Elections will take place on November 8th as scheduled.
 

Sino- Myanmar Pauk-Phaw Relationship under Strain?

Paper No. 6674                        Dated 2-Sep-2020
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks that of late, the much talked about Pauk-Phaw  relationship between Myanmar and China is under strain.  This Pauk-Phaw that means fraternal relationship was hailed as the centre piece of the relationship by no one less than Xi Jinping during his visit to Myanmar recently  in January this year. 
 

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