Elections in Burma

Burma (also called Myanmar) will vote on 8 November in its first open general election in 25 years. The vote is seen as a crucial test for the transition towards a full democracy; free and fair elections would indicate the reform process is genuine. A staggering 93 parties are taking part. The independent broadcaster ‘Democratic Voice of Burma’ (DVB) airs a weekly DVB Debate with four speakers, a critical audience and a cartoonist. in the run-up to these historical elections, Cartoon Movement will publish a weekly original work by DVB Debate's cartoonists, coordinated by lead cartoonist Soe Thaw Dar.