Important Facts about the 2015 Myanmar General Election

Abstract

Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF) has been carrying out political-oriented studies since 2012. In 2013, EMReF published the Fact Book of Political Parties in Myanmar (2010-2012). Recently, EMReF studied The Record Keeping and Information Sharing System of Pyithu Hluttaw (the People’s Parliament) and shared the report to all stakeholders and the public. Currently, EMReF has been regularly collecting some important data and information on the elections and political parties.

As the first product of EMReF in the context of the General Election 2015, EMReF present this “Brief Information Paper on the Important Data of General Election 2015.” The primary purpose of this paper is to enhance the awareness of the public on the election and their participation as well, and to produce trustworthy information, which will be useful for different stakeholders including political parties and CSOs in preparing their election and civic education campaigns.

In the process of preparing the Brief Information Paper, EMReF mainly obtained the data from the Union Election Commission and triangulated the data with political parties.

While this is not a TASCHA publication, EMReF is one of our partners for the Information Strategies for Societies in Transition project and this report is an output of this project. As such, we are pleased to host this publication.

Recommended Citation

Enlightened Myanmar Research Foundation (EMReF). (2015). Important Facts about the 2015 Myanmar General Election. Yangon, Myanmar: Enlightened Myanmar Research (EMReF).

Keywords

Myanmar, Burma, elections, politics, political, Information Strategies for Societies in Transition, parliament, political parties