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Myanmar Union Election Commission To Amend Electoral Laws, Bylaws

Last update: 27/04/2013
 
YANGON, April 27 (Bernama) -- The Union Election Commission (UEC) of Myanmar will amend the electoral laws and bylaws in an effort to ensure free, fair and transparent general elections in 2015, China's Xinhua news agency said quoting official media's report on Saturday.

Addressing a roundtable meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Friday, UEC Chairman U Tin Aye admitted that there are still weak points in voter registration, pre-election voting, political campaigns and dissemination of electoral knowledge to voters, and also mentioned the huge financial gap among political parties, said the New Light of Myanmar.

The meeting was attended by officials from UEC, 21 political parties and civil society organisations as well as United Nations representatives.

Earlier this month, UEC held discussions with 56 political parties, which were granted registration, on holding free and fair multi-party general elections in 2015 on various aspects.

In the 2012 by-elections, the first held in President U Thein Sein's new government era, the National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won overwhelmingly by sweeping a total of 43 parliamentary seats out of 45 vacant seats.....

 
 
 

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