While the National League for Democracy’s election victory five years ago created an international buzz around Myanmar, its latest triumph has been met with more cynicism. Back in 2015, the party led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide, ostensibly ending decades of military-led rule. In 2020, it appears the NLD have stormed the ballots, winning 346 seats in Myanmar’s bicameral legislature, but this time against the backdrop of its controversial first term in power.
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(Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Photo Credit: Tej Parikh)