Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is losing the support of Burmese voters, while more and more people are turning to the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), said the opposition party in a statement.
The USDP noted that the NLD won 81 percent of seats in the 2015 general election, but won just 47 percent in last weekend’s by-election.
According to the statement, the issue was raised yesterday at a Central Executive Committee meeting of the USDP, where party members concurred that “it was obvious” that public support for the USDP was on the rise.
The USDP attributed its new-found support to its policy of “enacting change quickly and daringly.”
The military-backed party, which ruled the country from 2011-15, announced that it will take legal action against any irregular or illegal activities that took place during the 1 April by-elections.
The NLD won nine of the 19 seats contested at last weekend’s polls, whereas the USDP won two.