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Myanmar's election through infographics

Ruth Tarrant

15th November 2015

On November 8th, Myanmar held its first national elections since 2011 when a nominally civilian government was introduced after 50 years of military rule. The BBC carries a detailed analysis of the background to, and details of, the election here, and the Council on Foreign Relations has a detailed history, Understanding Myanmar, here. The results were announced several days later, with a victory for the Nobel Peace Prize winning leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) Aung San Suu Kyi - you can see a good interview with her here. Despite the landslide victory, things are not as clear-cut as they might first initially seem, because 25% of the seats in Parliament are reserved for non-elected military representatives who are entitled to a total veto over any constitutional change.

Ruth Tarrant

Ruth has been an enthusiastic Head of Economics and Politics for many years, having taught in a variety of schools and at university level. She is also a Senior Examiner. Ruth is passionate about boosting the quality of teaching and learning across all subjects in schools and colleges.

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