More than 6,000 election observers from nine local organisations have applied to the Union Election Commission (UEC), said chairperson Tin Aye.
The number of applicants has reached 6,261. Observers must apply to the UEC by 24 October. The UEC has given the green light to 202 observers from three international organisations.
“The election-monitoring organisations and observers need to follow ethics and the existing laws, without disrupting the secret-voting system, polling officers and voters,” Tin Aye added.
A domestic election observation organisation, the People’s Alliance for Credible Elections (PACE), is monitoring campaigning in 110 townships with 110 observers. It will deploy 2,000 observers on 8 November with a monitoring system used in 50 countries.
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This report was republished with permission from Eleven Myanmar.