Elections in Myanmar, Apr 2012. Wikimedia Commons

Frontier Myanmar-Nov 7

Most analysis of the November 3 by-elections has naturally focused on the results, and what they can tell us – if anything – about voting trends in the 2020 general election. Given the low turnout, we should be cautious about drawing conclusions. Less attention has focused on the process of overseeing the elections. Electoral reform has simply not been on the agenda since the 2015 general election. Any sense of urgency about tackling the serious deficiencies within Myanmar’s electoral system has disappeared.

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First published in: Frontier Myanmar