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A Guide to Myanmar Elections

Myanmar has been ruled for five decades by a reclusive military junta that handpicked a nominally civilian government in 2011. On Sunday, the Southeast Asian nation, formerly known as Burma, will vote in what is being touted by the government as a free and fair election. We take a look at what it all means. The system At stake in the polls is control of the two-chamber legislature known as the Hluttaw. It is dominated by allies of President Thein Sein, a former military general who...

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