Myanmar’s 2020 Vote: A Post-Election Analysis


About the Webinar

In nation-wide polls on 8 November in Myanmar, voters expressed a resounding support for the incumbent National League for Democracy (NLD) to continue its mandate for the 2021-2025 term. Amidst COVID-19 concerns and high expectations by ethnic political parties for wins in their respective areas, the NLD has taken the major share of seats in the legislature at Union and State/Region levels. Experts with experience in monitoring and analysing Myanmar’s political and electoral landscape, will share their initial thoughts on the outcome of Myanmar’s 2020 vote.

This webinar is the fourth in the series of election-related panel discussions organised by the ISEAS Myanmar Studies Programme.

About the Speakers

Khin Zaw Win is the Director of Tampadipa Institute in Yangon, working on policy advocacy on communal issues, land, and nationalism, and on capacity-building since 2006. He was a prisoner of conscience in Myanmar for “seditious writings” and human rights work from 1994-2005. Mr Khin Zaw Win has given analyses and commentaries on Myanmar’s transition, and on the 2020 Myanmar elections as well as past elections. He continues to advocate for human rights and promote positive change in Myanmar.

Kyaw Zwa Moe is a journalist, human rights activist, and former prisoner of conscience. He is currently the chief English-language Editor for The Irrawaddy (one of the most popular English language newspapers in Burma), returning to Myanmar after being in exile for 14 years. Mr Kyaw Zwa Moe has provided projections and analyses on the 2010, 2015 and 2020 elections in Myanmar. In 2018, he published The Cell, Exile, and the New Burma: A Political Education amid the Unfinished Journey toward Democracy, a collection of articles, essays and personal recollections spanning 17 years of Burma/Myanmar’s struggle to break free of political repression and conflict.

Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint (Ko Sai) is the Executive Director of the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE), and a member of the Electoral Knowledge Network. He co-founded the Yangon School of Political Science, where he also served as instructor in politics. Ko Sai was Networks Officer for the British Council – Burma till 2013. He observed the 2010 elections as a Political Parties and Campaign Analyst in the Election Observation Project organized by the Shalom (Nyein) Foundation.


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Nov 16 2020


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm