National League for Democracy
The Arakan Army has abducted police, soldiers and officials in almost two years of fighting with the military.
Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi led her National League for Democracy (NLD) to a landslide election win in November, but a constitution drafted by the former junta bars her from the top office.
Myanmar Confirms That Aung San Suu Kyi Will Not Be President — but a Former Aide Will Rule in Her Name
A close friend and senior aide of hers, Htin Kyaw, is instead expected to rule in her name. Aung San Suu Kyi is constitutionally barred from holding the presidency.
As early results point to Aung San Suu Kyi's party taking victory in Myanmar, here's what the election looked like on the ground.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner's National League for Democracy is on track to win a landslide victory and form the country's first democratically elected government since the early 1960s.
The Southeast Asian country will hold its first free election in 25 years on Sunday — but many citizens will be barred from voting.
Shwe Mann's ouster appears to reflect the military elite's unease about his willingness to work with Aung San Suu Kyi, a widely admired opposition figure.
The Nobel Peace Prize winner is banned from running for the presidency because her sons hold UK passports, though her party is expected to gain heavy support at Myanmar's next election.
I went to Oslo to see it firsthand, and also to ask The Lady for a date.