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.
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.
The Union Election Commission has instructed political parties to submit lists of parliamentary candidates for the general election no later than 8 August.
Sep 4, 2008 (DVB), A list of three candidates for the 2010 election from Yezagyo township, Magwe division, has been sent to the Union Solidarity and Development Association headquarters, according to sources close to the association. The discussion of prospective candidates comes at a time when pro-democracy groups are continuing to protest against the proposed …
Win Myint, the long-serving member of Burma’s ruling party who is expected to become the country’s next president within days, is described by colleagues as a skilled political operator with a crucial quality — loyalty to de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi.