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Myanmar Decides
Myanmar Decides
On 8 November 2015, Myanmar will see its first elections after 50 years of military rule. In this edition of our newsletter, we highlight videos on the ongoing and controversial campaign, starting with an overview by previously-exiled Democratic Voice of Burma. Watch
Hardline Monks Claim Victory
Hardline Monks Claim Victory 
The nationalist Buddhist group Ma Ba Tha is celebrating the passing of four "Protection of Race and Religion Laws", which effectively exclude scores of Myanmar Muslims from the polls. Coupled with voter-list errors, a reported 4 million citizens across the country will not be able to vote. Watch
Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine State
Suu Kyi Visits Rakhine State
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi began her three-day campaign in the Rohingya-majority Rakhine state, despite National League for Democracy signboards being destroyed there. She stressed the need to visit these confilct areas. Watch  
USDP, NLD Campaigns
Ruling and Opposition Party Campaigns
Socio-political talk show, Dateline Irrawaddy, discusses the various campaign strategies of the ruling party and the opposition, in a landscape where the intermingling of religion and politics is made inevitable. Watch

Earlier this year, the program interviewed the Chairman of the Election Commission on the credibility of the 2015 polls. But if the above videos are any indication, it seems that Myanmar's road to democracy remains a long and complicated journey.

Watch more video updates on Myanmar's election here.
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