Sunday, November 08, 2020

The Other Election

 While all attention was centred on the United States election, in Myanmar, Aung San Suu Kyi is sure to retain what is increasingly viewed as proxy power for the military.

Her government has fallen short of expectations, with economic growth doing little to alleviate widespread poverty and a failure to ease tensions among the country’s ethnic groups.

“There is no major party really putting an alternative, a credible alternative, forward,” Yangon-based political analyst Richard Horsey said.

The Election Commission canceled voting in some areas where parties critical of the government were certain to win seats. More than 1 million people are estimated to have been disenfranchised

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