27 November 2020, 04:00 pm
Programme Type
Talks, Webcasts

Elections in Myanmar
Panelists: Dr. Khin Zaw Win, Director, Tampadipa Institute, Yangon, Myanmar; Amb. Gautam Mukhopadhaya, former Indian Ambassador to Myanmar, Syria and Afghanistan; and Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Mehta

Discussant: Dr. Avinash Paliwal, Senior Lecturer in International Relations  and Deputy Director, SOAS South Asia Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

Chair: Maj. Gen. Ashok K. Mehta

Myanmar held its third elections on 8th November 2020 under the military-drafted constitution 2008 which is part of the Army’s roadmap to democracy. National League for Democracy under Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has won another landslide victory despite incumbency. These elections were held against the background of the Covid – 19 pandemic, the ongoing Rohingya crisis, nationalistic Buddhist resurgence – all under the watch of the military which runs the country along with the elected civilian government in a unique hybrid system. China is the key player in the country where India too has age-old ties. India wants to make Myanmar the springboard for its Act East policy. The webinar will examine the country’s future, its relations with India-China and prospects for constitutional reforms