Htoe Myar — The winning candidate for Burmese Affairs Minister position pledged to work with the National League for Democracy (NLD) which took most of the seats in Karenni State. U Hla Myo Swe from Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) told the BNI Election Newsroom he will work closely with the NLD after their landslide victory in the recent election.
Thuta Linn — With the election finally over polling results for all of Kachin State have yet to be officially released. However it’s clear that the majority of ethnic parties did poorly. Ethnic candidates have admitted their weak points which they blame mainly on budget constraints and lack of experience caused by decades of neglect and repression. They expressed concerns that issues affecting their communities could be ignored with the National League for Democracy (NLD) winning a majority government.