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အေသးစိတ္
႐ံုးခ်ဳပ္
Bahan Township, Rangoon
မွတ္ပံုတင္အမွတ္
#38 | July 9, 2010
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Current Seats
1 အမျိုးသားလွှတ်တော်, 4 ပြည်သူ့လွှတ်တော်, 2 Regional
Contested Seats
38 Upper, 89 Lower, 142 Regional
"We are able"

The National Democratic Force was formed in 2010 as a breakaway faction of the National League for Democracy, with the former seeking to win races in an election that the latter boycotted. The party was one of three to compete nationwide in 2010, winning 16 of the 161 seats it contested in the Union Parliament and regional legislatures. Its roster of political talent has been reduced by the NLD’s decision to re-enter the political arena, with several NDF members defecting to Aung San Suu Kyi’s party since it reregistered in 2012.

* States and divisions in red indicate that the party is fielding candidates at the Union or regional level in that jurisdiction. In addition to the 142 seats the party is contesting in state and divisional legislatures, it is fielding three candidates for ethnic affairs minister posts to serve in regional governments' cabinets.

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Major Players
  • Khin Maung Swe

    The 73-year-old NDF party chairman formerly served on the central committee of the National League for Democracy, but left that post to form the NDF after the NLD decided to boycott Burma's 2010 general election.

  • Soe Win

    The vice chairman of the NDF is a sitting lawmaker representing Rangoon's Sanchaung constituency in the Lower House of Parliament.

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