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- #47 | Jan. 5, 2012
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- Current Seats
- 5 အမျိုးသားလွှတ်တော်, 37 ပြည်သူ့လွှတ်တော်, 3 Regional
- Contested Seats
- 163 Upper, 318 Lower, 620 Regional
The National League for Democracy was born out of the political tumult of 1988, when a massive pro-democracy uprising rocked the nation and toppled the government of Gen. Ne Win. It subsequently contested an election in 1990 and emerged victorious in a landslide, winning 392 of 485 seats. The election was nullified by the military regime and party leader Aung San Suu Kyi went on to spend much of the next two decades under house arrest. The party boycotted the 2010 election but decided to join a by-election in 2012, winning 43 of the 44 seats it contested.
Since entering Parliament, the NLD has focused on campaigning for constitutional reform, an effort that largely fell flat when changes were put to a vote earlier this year. If elected, the party says it will prioritize national reconciliation, establishing rule of law and internal peace, as well as continue its push to amend the Constitution.
Claiming a membership of two million people, the party has 313 branch offices across the country.
* 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 620 seats the party is contesting in state and divisional legislatures, it is fielding candidates for all 29 ethnic affairs minister posts to serve in regional governments' cabinets.
Aung San Suu Kyi
The Nobel laureate and National League for Democracy chairwoman entered Parliament in 2012, but will not be eligible for the presidency following elections in November, much to the disappointment of her many supporters at home and abroad.
A former Burma Armed Forces commander in chief turned NLD party patron, Tin Oo quashed speculation that he had presidential ambitions in an interview with The Irrawaddy in July.
- Zin Mar Aung
- Nay Phone Latt
- Pyone Cho
- Susanna Hla Hla Soe
- Win Htein
- Nyan Win
- Ma Thandar