Reforming Myanmar’s 2008 Constitution: a key element to the country’s democratic transition
The landslide victory of the National League of Democracy (NLD) during the 2015 elections against the the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), the military backed-party in Myanmar, was celebrated across the country but also worldwide, as a symbol of democracy triumphing over decades of military rule.
However numerous obstacles remain to be faced by the civilian government in its quest for consolidating democracy. One of these obstacles might well be the 2008 Constitution of Myanmar. One may wonder, how is amending Myanmar’s Constitution, key to the democratic reform process of the country?