The National League for Democracy says it wants to hear the voices and concerns of ethnic parties but has been inflexible on where to open their talks.
The ruling party asked to meet at its HQ in Mawlamyine for security reasons, but the MUP insisted on a neutral venue for talks on building a democratic federal union.
The National League for Democracy says it is not concerned about the numerous complaints filed against its candidates by the Union Solidarity and Development Party.
This week the National League for Democracy scored a landslide election win and reached out to ethnic parties in a spirit of cooperation while the Union Solidarity and Development Party
In an unprecedented move, the NLD has followed its landslide victory with an overture for cooperation with ethnic political parties in the future.
Candidates from merged ethnic Kachin parties believe the Kachin State People’s Party puts them in a stronger position against the NLD and USDP than in previous elections.
A National League for Democracy candidate is worried large numbers of military voters could see his constituency, which has a low voter population, won by a rival party.