- Loikaw, Karenni State
- #64 | Aug. 1, 2013
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- Contested Seats
- 9 Upper, 6 Lower, 11 Regional
The All Nationals’ Democracy Party (Kayah State) is one of 11 parties to contest the November general election in Burma’s smallest state, Karenni, and claims a membership of more than 1,500 people.
The state’s three major ethnic Kayah and Kayan parties discussed merging earlier this year, but failed to achieve that, meaning they will face off against each other as well as competing for votes with the country’s two largest parties, the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National League for Democracy (NLD). The party’s vice chairman, Solomon, told The Irrawaddy that its candidates would seek to represent “as many ethnicities as possible,” as the party name indicates.
In an interview, he said poor transportation infrastructure was holding back Karenni State, and in a subsequent state media broadcast another party leader said developing this infrastructure would be a major priority for the party if elected.
* States and divisions in red indicate that the party is fielding candidates at the Union or regional level in that jurisdiction.
The party chairman is contesting a seat for the Union Parliament's Upper House in the Karenni State constituency representing part of Demoso Township.
The vice chairman is contesting constituency No. 2, part of Hpruso Township, in the Karenni State legislature.