Elections in Myanmar: 2015 General Elections

Publication Date: 
2 Nov 2015

On November 8, 2015, Myanmar voters will directly elect representatives to the Amyotha Hluttaw, Myanmar’s upper house of Parliament; the Pyithu Hluttaw, Parliament’s lower house; and State and Region Assemblies. Some voters will also elect Ethnic Affairs Ministers.

The 2015 elections will be an important milestone in Myanmar’s democratic transition. Approximately 33.5 million people are included on the voter list for the upcoming election, and for many of them, this will be their first time voting.

To help you understand this historic electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Myanmar: 2015 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • Who are citizens voting for on Election Day?
  • Are there reserved seats for women? What is the gender balance within the candidate list?
  • What integrity measures are being used to prevent fraud in the polling station?
  • How will the President be elected?

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