Jenna Capeci

What Burma/Myanmar’s Historic Elections Mean for the Country

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, more than 30 million people voted in Burma*’s first contested elections in 25 years. 2011 marked the end of nearly 50 years of military rule, creating an opening for a more democratic state. In Sunday’s elections, Burma’s citizens expressed a desire for change. All that remains is to transform this desire into reality.

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