Republic of the Union of Myanmar, commonly known as Myanmar, is a republic located in the western part of Indochina in Southeast Asia. The country name from the independent of 1948 to 1989 was Union of Burma. The capital is Naypyidaw.
According to IMF statistics, Myanmar's GDP in 2013 was $56.4 billion. GDP per capita was $869, so based on the reference by the United Nations, it has been positioned as one of the least developed countries.
January 31, 2011, the first federal parliament was held after general election in Naypyidaw. March 30, Thein Sein was appointed to the Myanmar president. State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), which has been the highest decision-making body of Myanmar since the inception of the military government was dissolved, and the authority has been transferred to the new government. This was how the military government ended, but military personnel had the majority in the new government, so it seemed that a substantial military domination continues. Released from house arrest situation, Aung San Suu Kyi, even though there was friction with the government over the resumption of political activities, had dialogues with the government indeed in July, and agreed to work together for national development. November 25, 2008, the National League for Democracy (NLD) opened the national party conference, and it completed the re-registration as a political party (opposition party), which has not been recognized for many years. On April 1, 2012, the by-election for the Assembly of the Union of Myanmar has been carried out. The NLD fielded the 44 people of candidates, including Aung San Suu Kyi, and 40 people, including her have graced the victory of winning. At the general election that was held on November 8, 2015, NLD won the majority of the seats. Due to the democratization of politics in the future, economic growth is expected.