A member of the Union Election Commission tells a session of Parliament’s Upper House that a by-election will be held sometime in 2018 to fill eight vacant seats in legislatures…
Speaking to DVB after the UEC released its statement today, USDP’s Nandar Hla Myint retorted that the Commission “could not be trusted” to be impartial.
The USDP noted that the NLD won 81 percent of the vote in 2015, but just 47 percent in last week’s by-elections.
The NLD won nine of 19 vacant seats at this weekend’s by-elections, largely failing to recreate the landslide victory it enjoyed at the polls in 2015.
Burma’s political parties, including the NLD and USDP, wrap up their campaigns for this weekend’s by-election.
The NLD’s candidate to succeed Suu Kyi in Kawhmu is Kyaw Win Swe, an English tutor and son of well-known writer Myaungmya Ba Swe.