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AGIPP to present gender equality paper at Panglong

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 30 – a paper highlighting female participation in the peace process and political sphere will be presented at the 21st Century Panglong Conference by the Alliance for Gender Inclusion in the Peace Process (AGIPP), Myitmakha News Agency has been informed. “Our aim is to secure more participation of women [in the peace process]. Ten analysts …

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All seven UNFC ethnic armed groups to attend Panglong Peace Conference

Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, August 26 – all seven ethnic armed groups from the United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC), a coalition working for the establishment of a federal state, will attend the landmark 21st Century Panglong Conference in Naypyidaw, stated General Sai Htoo, deputy commander of the UNFC’s Delegation for Political Negotiation (DPN). “There will be all seven ethnic groups …

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Practice makes perfect – UEC to recommend weaknesses to amend for coming 2020 election

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Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, February 18 – the Union Election Commission (UEC) has made it known that they will give recommendation on how weaknesses in the 2015 general election can be mitigated during the next general election scheduled for 2020. “There are also weaknesses in professionalism. One difficulty is the weakness in cooperation between the media and social organizations – it’s …

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NLD submits objection letter to UEC about two USDP successful candidates

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Myitmakha News Agency the National League for Democracy (NLD) party submitted an objection letter to the Union Election Commission (UEC) concerning two successful election candidates, from the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), who accusing them of using religion during the pre-election campaign period, according to  the NLD of Yamethin township, Mandalay region. According to U Aung Myo Oo, one of the electoral candidates …

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Over 80 cases of litigation opened under election law in Ayeyarwaddy region

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Myitmakha Media Agency Pathein, December 17 – a total of 82 cases of litigation were opened under the election law within Myanmar’s delta region of Ayeyarwaddy, including accusations of voting rigging and using religion to sway voters during campaigning the election period. It is known that prosecution is currently being carried out in 4 of the cases. Sixty of the cases …

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No official objections yet against election winners in Rakhine state

By Moe Wai, Myitmakha News Agency Sittwe, November 27 – The Rakhine State Election Commission says it has received no official objections against winning candidates in this month’s election. According to the country’s electoral law, objections against successful candidates must be made within 45 days of an election, and it costs 500,000 kyats to lodge one.

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Successful candidates in Sittwe yet to submit expenses

The Root, Myitmakha Sittwe, November 25  Successful election candidates in Sittwe have yet to submit their campaign expenses, as required by law, according to the local election authorities. “No one has come and submitted their election expenses till today,” U Nay Myo Tint, secretary of the Sittwe district Election Commission, said on Tuesday.

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Election Commission will stop investigating complaints filed by NLD

  By Aye Mi Aung, Myitmakha News Agency Yangon, November 13 – A central committee member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) has said that since the party was successful in Sunday’s general election, the Election Commission will not investigate its complaints any further. The NLD had lodged around 20 complaints, including errors in the voter register, the distribution …

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Aung San Su Kyi congratulates artists for helping NLD to victory

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  By Wah Wah, Myitmakha News Agency   Yangon, November 13 – National League for Democracy leader Aung San Su Kyi yesterday gave a speech at her home, congratulating artists who supported for her party during the election campaign.   “Daw Aung San Su Kyi said thanks not only to the artists but also to trishaw drivers during today’s celebration,” …

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NLD makes clean sweep of seats in Mon State’s Ethnic Parliament

By Cho Mar Aung, Myitmakha News Agency Mawlamyine, November 13 – The National League for Democracy (NLD) has won all three seats for Karen, Burman and Pa-O representatives in Mon State’s Ethnic Parliament, the state’s Election Commission said yesterday. NLD candidate U Aung Myint Khaing won the Karen seat with 43,340 votes, U Shwe Myint won the Burman seat with 174,323 votes …

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