1,142 seats up for grabs in general election

1,142 seats up for grabs in general election

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced that the constituencies for this year’s general election as the same as those marked for the polls in 2010 with a total of 1,142 MPs to be elected for both houses of parliament and the regional assemblies.

In an official announcement dated 1 July, the UEC said 330 constituencies were confirmed for the lower house, 168 for the upper house, and 644 for regional parliaments. A further 29 regional seats will be appointed to national race representatives.

The number of seats in both houses of parliament and each regional parliament is bolstered by an additional 25 percent which is made up of military MPs who are to be appointed by the commander-in-chief.

The 1,142 electoral districts include seats that are unlikely to be contested in Wa and Kokang regions.

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The UEC has indicated that polls will be held around the end of October or beginning of November, but no set date has yet been announced.

To date, 81 political parties have registered with the UEC to compete in the 2015 election.

 

A full list of each and every constituency, divided into states and divisions, is available in Burmese language only on www.uecmyanmar.org/

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