Reposted from The Fresno Bee
Shwe Mann said his party is collaborating with Suu Kyi, who was elected to parliament last year.
By Matthew Pennington
The chief of Myanmar’s pro-military party said Thursday he is not ruling out a coalition government with the opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi after crucial elections in 2015 if it’s in the national interest.
In the past two weeks, both lower house speaker Shwe Mann and Nobel laureate Suu Kyi have said they want to run for president. The election will be crucial in setting Myanmar’s political direction as it shifts from decades of authoritarian rule. More…
Reposted from International Crisis Group
Burmese girl in Yangon, Maynmar
Asia Report N°231 27 Jul 2012
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Myanmar has embarked on an ambitious program of sweeping reforms to end its isolation and integrate its economy with the global system. More…
Repost from Network Myanmar
By Derek Tonkin
The 45 by-elections to be held in Myanmar on 1 April 2012, including 37 to the Lower House, 6 to the Upper House and 2 to Regional Assemblies, occasioned by ministerial-level appointments to the Executive, are being contested by 17 political parties and 7 independent candidates. More…