Arakan National Party leader says he's laid the ground work for victory

The Arakan National Party (ANP) has established a committee aimed at laying the ground work for an election victory, the party’s chairman Dr Aye Maung announced during a rally held in Sittwe’s Winkabar Grounds on October 1st. Thousands of people including monks attended the public rally for the party which appears very popular in the state.

27 Candidates Vie For Karen State Ethnic Affairs Minister Positions

A total of 27 candidates from 12 parties along with several independent candidates, will run in Karen State seeking to become one of three ethnic affairs ministers for the state, according to statistics provided by the state's election commission..   In Karen State there are ethnic affairs ministers representing the Mon, Bamar and PaO communities.

Female awareness of election lacking in Karenni state, says NGO

Loikawa -Women from rural areas in Karenni State lack knowledge about the coming election compared to men with local traditions and customs limiting their opportunities to attend and participate in election discussions, says Ma Domènica from the Regional Development Network on Election Knowledge.

Arakan villagers push to correct voter list errors

Villagers in Arakan State have sought to correct numerous errors in the updated voter list released by the Union Election Commission (UEC). Ko Aye Kyaw Maung from Kyauk Maung village, Byinethit village tract in Pauktaw Township tells Narinjara that while villagers are interested in taking part in the election errors on the most recent voter list could cause problems for them on voting day.  

An Interview with USDP Candidate for Upper House from Karen State Nan Ni Ni Aye

Sa Ai Suu — KIC met with Nan Ni Ni Aye who is currently serving as an Upper House MP for the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) representing the Kamamaung constituency of Papun Township in Karen State.  She was elected as an MP in 2010 before knowing fully what her role and responsibilities would be.  She previously worked in the education sector.  Since coming to office, she has helped build schools, upgrade roads and obtain solar panels and water for Karen State.  She told KIC about her plans to fulfill the needs of the people of Karen State as she runs for a second term in the upcoming election.

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