The Rohingya crisis and Myanmar's dark road to democracy

Aung San Suu Kyi’s party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), is set to form a civilian government for the second time in a row following the end of Myanmar’s 50-year military rule.The NLD won by a huge margin of 396 parliamentary seats in the 8 November election against the military-aligned main opposition party the Union Solidarity of Development Party (USDP), securing a second five-year term.Held in the shadow of the Rohingya crisis, this year’s elections have been viewed as a gauge of domestic support for the NLD and Suu Kyi, who enjoys widespread popularity among the ethnic Bamar maj…

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