Myanmar will be going to the polls on November 8th to decide which political party will get a chance to continue to lead this young democracy. This year has been a challenging time in Myanmar with COVID-19 shutting the country down for already 4 months. The hope that was present just before the 2015 election that ushered in the age of NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi has been diminished significantly. The military still holds control, the crisis with Rohingya happened, conflicts persist in Rakhine, Shan, and Kachin States, and there hasn’t been a clear economic policy for much of the NLD’s tenure. Despite all this the NLD is still poised to keep control of the civilian government with many seats to be taken by ethnic minorities in those states.