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.
Burma’s Union Election Commission has officially opened the application process for candidates to run in by-elections slated for April next year.
Two Union Solidarity and Development Party representatives who won seats in the election last year have been found guilty of breaching the electoral law in their political campaigns.
“We will be running in all vacant constituencies in the by-election. We are yet to adopt a campaign strategy or appoint candidates, but we soon will.”
A special sitting of Burma’s Union Parliament elected Htin Kyaw as the country’s first democratically-elected president since 1962.
The military questioned the NLD’s presidential picks, as tensions simmered between the two sides before parliament votes on who should get the top job.