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Peace and Electoral Democracy in Myanmar

Myanmar’s 2020 polls are a chance to consolidate electoral democracy in the country.

Yet many ethnic minorities doubt that voting gives them a real say.

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To preempt possible violence, the government and outside partners should work to enhance the ballot’s inclusiveness and transparency.

What’s new?

Myanmar will go to the polls in late 2020.

Political positioning has begun in earnest, affecting important governmental decision-making.

In ethnic-minority areas, particularly Rakhine State, there is growing disillusionment with electoral democracy that could fuel escalating violence.

Why does it matter?

The pre-election period…

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