Political parties in Kachin, Chin, Karen and Mon states merge in a bid to overthrow the NLD in the 2020 general election.
Failure to heed feelings of local communities could erode support for NLD, analysts warn
"Even though we don’t use the quota system, we have to push to have more [female] candidates, especially for the general election in 2020," said Daw May Win Myint.
At the second party congress, lawmakers welcome criticism and reaffirm campaign promises.
International preoccupation with Rakhine means many other grave humanitarian issues in Myanmar are being overlooked
Legislation calls for sanctions on more military leaders over human rights abuses in Rakhine State and encourages reform of the country's murky gemstone industry.
Protesters say resources have not been used to benefit locals and that lawmakers have not listened to their suggestions.
The three parties finally set aside their differences after five years of negotiations in a bid to see the Kachin win seats in the 2020 general election.
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