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.
Twelve nominees from the NLD’s candidate list have resigned from the party and replacements are being found, spokesperson Win Myint tells the Daily Eleven.
More than 400 candidates from three new political parties devoted to representing Burma’s farmers will contest seats in the upcoming November election.
The last date for Burma’s political parties to submit their candidate lists for the November general election has been extended to 14 August.
NLD will contest 1,132 of the total possible 1,171 seats in the upper and lower houses, as well as in state and division assemblies.
Aung San Suu Kyi submits her papers at Thanlyin Election Commission office to run in the Kawhmu constituency in Rangoon.