My autumn trip to Myanmar coincided with the country’s general election, which resulted in Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy entering parliament with a majority for the first time, following decades of military rule. Everyone I spoke to about the election seemed to be cautiously optimistic – hopeful that the election would lead to real change, but wary about the ruling party’s willingness to make way. Aung San Suu Kyi herself appeared to be a genuinely unifying presence, calm, intelligent and dignified (a kind of anti-Trump), her image on posters, billboards and front pages throughout the country.
This collection of pictures is by no means a comprehensive account of the events of last November, just a few election-themed images that caught my eye.
3 Responses to “Election fever”
I love the posters of what looks like celebrities next to the poster of Aang San Suu Kyi.
Must have been such an amazing experience to be there at such a monumental time. Beautiful photos.
Such a rich and colorful place