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April 6, 2016

Enhancing voice and accountability

In the new political landscape emerging in Myanmar after the watershed 2015 parliamentary elections and the formation of a new government, DIPD recognises that both parties and the media will have a prominent role going forward. In particular, DIPD supports parties and the media to increase the visibility of citizen voices and promote the accountability […]
March 15, 2016

Myanmar elects its new President and Vice Presidents

At the beginning of this week, the parliament of Myanmar elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s new president. This brings the opposition party National Leagues for Democratic party (NLD) back into government after 54 years of military rule. NLD president Following last week’s presidential nominations, Myanmar’s bicameral parliament has elected the country’s new President and […]
March 10, 2016

Four candidates nominated for Myanmar presidency

Following the 8 November 2015 elections, 4 out of 5 presidential candidates have been nominated from the upper house and the lower house respectively. The new President will be elected before the end of March. After months of speculation, the party candidates for Myanmar’s next presidency have finally been announced. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League […]
March 10, 2016

Candidates nominated for Myanmar presidency

Following the 8 November 2015 elections, the 5 presidential candidates have been nominated from the upper house, lower house and military block respectively. The new President will be elected before the end of March. After months of speculation, the candidates for Myanmar’s next presidency have finally been announced. Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), […]
March 8, 2016

Women deliver worldwide

Since the formation of DIPD, the promotion of women’s role in politics have been a cornerstone in the Institute’s work and a central element in many DIPD partnerships, including those in Bhutan, Nepal, Myanmar and Malawi. Leading up to 8 March 2016, DIPD’s partners from Bhutan, Nepal and Myanmar have gathered to share experiences and […]