23 STORIES TAGGED ‘2015 ELECTION’

*After successful polls, Myanmar election commission deals with disputes

March 1, 2016  •  Author: Thin Lei Win and Htet Khaung Linn (Myanmar Now)

For dozens of elected representatives and losing candidates, as well as the Union Election Commission, the election process is far from over. NAYPYITAW (Myanmar Now) – On a recent February morning, just after Myanmar’s new, democratically-elected parliament convened... Read more ►

Karen Leader – Want Change? Get The Military and Its ‘Cronies’ Out of Politics….

November 27, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

David Tharckabaw, head of the Karen National Unions Alliance Affairs, in an exclusive interview with Karen News, congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD for their election win, but warns that military should not be trusted. The people have spoken up against a bad governme... Read more ►

Karen Voters Put Their Trust In Suu Kyi But Voice Concerns over Future

November 19, 2015  •  Author: *Charles Hardman

Hpa An – election day. The queues had built up well before the 6am start to vote. There was a quiet buzz around the schools being used as polling stations with families and friends emerging smiling and photographing inked fingers. Everyone said they were voting for the Nat... Read more ►

NLD Win Karen State As Karen Political Parties Fail

November 16, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue/Karen News

Burma’s Union Election Commission now have announced all the results of the November 8 polls and Aung San Su Kyi’s National League for Democracy have a massive landslide. A total of five Karen political parties competed in the 2015 election in Karen State. The five Kare... Read more ►

Karen General Congratulates Aung San Suu Kyi On Election Victory, But Warns NLD It Has To Do Better…

November 11, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Major General Nerdah Bo Mya, head of the Karen National Defence Organisation, congratulated the National League for Democracy for its winning performance in the national elections on November 8th, 2015. “We welcome a victory that wins Aung San Suu Kyi and the NLD governmen... Read more ►

NLD’s Confident Of Winning Myawaddy District, But It’s Not Official…

November 10, 2015  •  Author: Saw Thein Myint

Although the official results of the November 8th election have not been announced, the National League for Democracy candidates running for seats in Myawaddy District are confident they have won. U Sein Bo, the NLD, Myawaddy district chairperson, and a House of Representati... Read more ►

Despite ‘Dirty Tricks’ Allegations, Election Optimism Sweeps Burma

November 9, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Despite many ethnic communities being excluded from the vote, dodgy voter lists that omitted thousands of voters’ names and others that had thousands of ‘extra’ names people across the country turned out to show their support for political parties. A media statement re... Read more ►

Community Groups And Opposition Candidates Estimate Only 20% of Voters Will Cast Their Vote Correctly in Karen State

November 8, 2015  •  Author: Sa Isue

Civil Society Organizations responsible for organizing voter education activities and some political parties’ candidates have said that they expect only 20% of Karen voters in today’s election to vote correctly in the seven townships in Karen State. Saw Kyaw Swar fr... Read more ►

Minister U Soe Thien and Minister U Aung Min To Contest Election In ‘Winnable’ Karenni ‘Military Friendly’ Constituencies

November 7, 2015  •  Author: Ko Htwe

The people of Burma will vote in the country’s national elections on Sunday November 8. In the build-up to the election international onlookers were concerned that a National League for Democracy (NLD) candidate was stabbed with a machete at a campaign event in Yangon, man... Read more ►

Ba U Gyi Daughter Labels Burma’s Vote “a Comedy Act…”

November 5, 2015  •  Author: Karen News

Thelma Gyi, the daughter of the charismatic Karen political leader, Saw Ba U Gyi, has called for the country’s ethnic people to stand up for their rights. “Unite, demand the legal recognition of your state borders. Demand an end to corruption, war crimes, land grabbing, ... Read more ►

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