USDP Claims Ballot Fraud In Mon State

Aik Sai — A case of electoral fraud against polling staff (also teachers) has been filed with the police by the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP). The USDP claims they were cheated of two advanced ballots intended for their party in Waelan Village polling station in Mon State’s Chaungzon Township. U Min Aung Thu, a USDP candidate who contested the Lower House, reported the alleged fraud to the Chaungzon Myoma Police Station.

Uplifting Women in Myanmar

San Maung Than — Daw Khin Saw Wai (Arakan National Party), Lower House candidate (Rathedaung Constituency)

MNP Reports Alleged Election Offense

An alleged incident of Ward and Village Election Commission officials being driven from a polling station on Election Day by the administrator for Ye Township’s Hangan Village in northern Mon State was reported to the police by the Mon National Party (MNP). MNP candidates Naing Sein Mya Aung, Naing Kan Linn, and Naing Aung Htay filed the case against the village administrator after reporting it to the Union Election Commission (UEC).

Interview With Winning Karen NLD Candidate

Sa Eh Sue — BNI Election Newsroom interviewed Nan Khin Htwe Myint, a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate that won a seat in Karen State Parliament in Hpa-an Constituency No 1. She is also a member of the NLD central executive committee.

Voting Obstacles For Kachin Affairs Minister

Mya Wun Yan — Many ethnic Kachin residing in Shan State weren’t able to cast ballots during the recent election. The total population according to the 2014 Census is estimated to be around 60,000 but this includes adolescents and children making it unclear how many of legal age were prevented from voting. There were also obstacles faced casting ballots for the Kachin Affairs Minister in Shan State with as many as 20,000 names not included on the voting list.

Interview With An Election Observer

Sa Eh Sue — Naw Elizabeth, from the Karen Women’s Empowerment Group (KWEG), recently spoke with BNI Election Newsroom about her experiences as an observer during polling in the recent election.

Polling Complaint Sent To Arakan State Election Commission

San Maung Than — During the national election only one complaint has been officially lodged from recent polling in Arakan State, according to U Thurein Htut, an officer with the Arakan State election sub-commission office. Ramree Township election sub-commission submitted complaint against U Kyaw Shwe, the winning Lower House candidate from Arakan National Party (ANP).

Few Female Candidates Win Seats In Kachin State

Thuta Linn — Female candidates in Kachin State contested the recent election but few of them won seats.  In total, 67 ran but only 8 were successful. Half were from the National League for Democracy (NLD), according to voting results released by the Union Election Commission (UEC).

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