Myanmar’s election, the Rohingya crisis and the road to democracy

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Abstract

Five years after they voted in their first free and fair elections for quarter of a century, the people of Myanmar will go to the polls this November.

A country with a troubled and violent history, Myanmar gained independence from the British in 1948. In its formative years, the country suffered widespread internal conflict and military coups in 1962 and 1988 put Myanmar on a dictatorial path from which it has never departed. Today violence and conflict still blight Myanmar, which in recent years has seen the widely condemned ethnic cleansing of the Muslim Rohingya people.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2020

Keywords

  • international relations
  • human rights
  • genocide
  • Area Studies
  • international law
  • Minority Groups

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