Myanmar Government Structure 2016The Myanmar government structure in 2016
Myanmar's new National League for Democracy (NLD) government is beginning to take form following the party's election win in November 2015. At the inauguration of the new government on March 30, a peaceable and well-ordered change of government from the formerly militarily dominant government of Reformation leader Thein Sein reached its climax.
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1 ] Since this may be the first authentic Burmese nationwide vote in 25 years, the expectation of the polls is high. Results of the next general assembly will be used in the next presidential vote in early 2016. The brief guide describes Burma's policy and voting system, the main factions and candidate countries, the main themes and main challanges, and briefly describes the possible impact of the polls both nationally and internationally.
Myanmar's domestic parliament comprises the lower house of representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw) and the higher house of nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw). If the two institutions come together, they will constitute the Parliament of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw), Myanmar's highest legislature. Nehru V, Myanmar: the mechanisms of the election, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 10 September 2015, access on 2 November 2015.
Myanmar Elections Scenery, Asia 14 April 2015, Access 28 October 2015, p. 11. Tatmadaw, which oversees all Burmese military personnel, continues to be the "ultimate arbitrator" of Burma's continuing overthrow. Therefore, their continuing assistance to a reliable and tranquil choice will be essential both for the organisation of the elections themselves and for the prospect of post-election stabilization (see below).
Sixty-three political groups have signed up to take part in the poll. Most of them are small ethnic and geographical political groups that will hold local election. While the NLD has not yet gained national campaign experiences, it is hoped that it will do well in the election as it largely supports its carismatic leaders, especially in Burma's core country.
A NLD slide similar to that of the 1990 polls, after which the army cancelled the results of the polls, would be an important test for Burma's policy-making. Electoral certainty was also an important issue. As Burma's Burmese politics have grown since 2011, there have been worries expressed by Burma's grassroots organizations, as well as by global monitors and humanitarian groups about the application of potentially random limitations on the right to assembly and opinion in the run-up to the polls.
Proceived trustworthiness in the November election will be crucial in determining the degree to which Myanmar's continuing policy shift will be marked by either a process of policy compromises and adjustments or a return to "zero-sum" conflicts and disputes. To this end, the election, together with recent peacemaking attempts and recent macroeconomic reform, must only be seen as part of a longer-term effort to create a more reactive, accountable and trustworthy range of bodies that can successfully heal Burma's diverse and long-standing policy disruptions.
The deprivation of the rights of several hundred thousand Rohingya before the election should not support this trend. In view of their importance in the development of Burmese policy, the election and its consequences will also be important to shed light on the Tatmadaw's policy agenda. If the NLD wins big, the post-election time will be a crucial test of where the armed elite see their central interests and how far they are prepared to uphold them.
Widely used police, ethnical or religious force would probably erode the Tatmadaw's willingness to continue to promote further policy reforms. China - Burma's greatest commercial and financial resource in recent years - has largely kept quiet about the election. Myanmar's main commercial associate and its easiest resource remains China. Much of Myanmar's most important ventures are beyond the country's own engineer capabilities.
Whilst the micromanagement of large scale contracts by China companies - from human capital to human capital - the capacity of these companies to provide vast infrastructures on cramped timetables is an important contributor to Myanmar's economic development. It' s difficult to believe that the necessary know-how for the Kyaukpyu - Rakhine - Ruili pipeline across the Myanmar frontier will be available.
The Australians have been an active supporter of Burma's reforms in recent years, and are preparing for the 2015 general Election. While the November polls will be important in building this commitment, the 2015 polls are only a landmark in Burma's current transformation. Issues related to Australia's long-term interests and policies - full backing for the post-election policy, economical and deployment agendas and discussions on strengthening Burma's commitment to its defense, safety and policing force - will continue and need to be continually re-assessed in the face of Burma's intricate and changing policyscape.
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