Reform Faltering in Myanmar

CC White House

The clock is ticking in Myanmar (also known as Burma) four months after President Obama’s visit there. The general election of 2015 is scheduled to take place in late October, early November. The timing of the polls raises questions about the direction of Myanmar’s political development, where a military-led reform program seems to be running out of steam. With elections due in less than 12 months, the country is at a critical juncture between a path to full democracy and a return to military rule.

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