Following the shake-up of Burmese politics last year, the country's military leaders now face the challenge of introducing a new system while ethnic tensions and exclusions remain.
Resolution of Burma's longstanding ethnic crises is integral to the achievement of real peace, democracy and constitutional government
Peace does not just involve the government and ethnic armed opposition groups, but involves all of Burma's citizens.
The election process in Burma represents the most significant political transformation for a generation
"Opposition parties participating in the process view boycotting the elections as a strategic mistake. The only way forward for them is to play a better game of chess, making the best strategic use of the limited space available."