Wed 2 Sep 2015
Filed under: Editorial,Human Rights,Inside Burma,Military,Naypyitaw,News,Opinion
Burma’s parliamentary election Nov. 8 should have been a moment to anticipate with joy: another step in the nation’s emergence from military rule. But democracy is not strictly about the ballot box. It is also about the process — the nature of the competition for power, and whether that political struggle is free, fair and inclusive of all. By this measure, Burma is falling short.