After the vote

National League for Democracy (NLD) supporters celebrate their victory in parliamentary elections outside party headquarters on April 1, 2012 in Yangon, Myanmar. Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images.

The people and the vote

Elections see everyday people re-engage with national politics after decades of fear and oppression.

Aung San Suu Kyi and the vote

Democracy’s darling not the only key to Myanmar’s future.

Kachin soldier. Photo by Allyson Neville-Morgan on flickr

Ethnic conflict and the vote

Will a failure to represent Myanmar's ethnic diversity see democracy derailed?

The peace deal and the vote

Is Myanmar finally on the path to peace, and will Sunday’s election spell an end to decades of conflict?

The United States and the vote

Washington’s interest will wane in the wake of Sunday’s vote. But it shouldn't, writes Hunter Marston.

A press conference and the vote

Aung San Suu Kyi sets herself "above the president". Is she the mother of dragons?

A masculine Myanmar and the vote

Will elections change the male face of public life in Myanmar, asks Khin Khin Mra.

Lawmakers and the vote

Could Myanmar's post-election transfer of power derail democracy. Chit Win surveys the risks.

Monks march during Myanmar's Saffron revolution. Photo: Wikimedia commons

Civil society and the vote

Civil society must play an important role in consolidating Myanmar's democratic transition, writes Helen James.

Photo: UN Women Asia & the Pacific on flickr

Women and the vote

Will Myanmar’s election narrow the gender gap in politics?

China and the vote

Like a dour brylcreemed uncle, Beijing will be warning Naypyitaw about all this change-y, hope-y stuff come 8 November.