The battle to succeed State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi as the Lower House lawmaker representing Rangoon Division’s Kawhmu township is shaping up to be a crowded contest, with nine…
PACE executive director Sai Ye Kyaw Swar Myint reflects on monitoring Burma’s recent elections and discusses what election laws and rules should be changed.
Suu Kyi will vote on Sunday at a polling station in Bahan Township, before heading to her constituency, Kawhmu, in Rangoon’s southwestern suburbs.
DVB spoke to Yi Yi Sa, the Modern People’s Party’s Lower House candidate in Kawhmu Township, the same township as opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Yu Yu Khine, the NDP’s lower house candidate in Kawhmu Township, spoke to DVB about her history with the community, and going toe-to-toe with NLD Suu Kyi.
The ruling party in Burma announces that it will field 1,147 candidates for the 8 November general election, but President Thein Sein will not run.