YANGON: The Myanmar peace process is expected to move forward in 2021 after the general elections held in November this year gave the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) party a new mandate to rule the country, according to officials and experts. The general elections were held on Novemver 8 and the ruling NLD secured more than enough parliamentary seats needed for its next five-year term, reports Xinhua news agency.
This year's multi-party general elections were the third of its kind held in accordance with Constitution. The next parliamentary session is scheduled to open in the first week of February 2021. With a new term of the NLD government, it is expected that more productive political dialogues will be seen between the government, military, armed ethnic groups and relevant figures to reinvigorate the peace process in the Southeast Asian country.
Following the elections, the military formed the Peace Talks Committee to continue talks with National Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) signatories and armed ethnic groups to facilitate the peace process. (IANS)