Region
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Burma’s poorest and least densely populated administrative jurisdiction, Chin State is officially home to 53 ethnic minority subgroups of the majority-Christian Chin. The state’s diversity has brought an array of ethnic political parties to the 2015 electoral contest, with many parties fielding candidates in races at the state or Union level.

Given its relative poverty and dearth of infrastructure, constituent demands—and candidates’ campaign promises—are likely to put emphasis on how best to direct funds toward the state’s development. Unlike other regions on Burma’s peripheries, Chin State has seen little in the way of armed conflict since the government signed a ceasefire agreement with the Chin National Front (CNF) in 2012.

Chin State returns nine lawmakers to the Union Parliament’s Lower House and 12 to the Upper House. The regional legislature is made up of 18 elected MPs, with no ethnic affairs representatives and six military MPs.

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  • Falam
  • Hakha
  • Thantlang
  • Tedim
  • Tonzang
  • Mindat
  • Matupi
  • Kanpetlet
  • Paletwa
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ETHNIC ISSUES

No Election Watershed for Ethnic Minorities: Report

Research finds that for ethnic minorities, Burma’s much-anticipated election will do little to remedy decades-extant political, economic and social grievances, regardless of its outcome.
CAMPAIGN TRAIL

Chin State Candidates Say Floods Will Hamper Campaign

Candidates in Chin State say they will be unable to campaign in remote areas after floods in the region, leaving the ruling party with an election advantage.
CONSTITUTION

State Govt Rejects Hakha Meeting for Charter Change

A meeting to push for amending Burma’s Constitution in Chin State is prohibited, with locals saying the refusal is having a chilling effect on political activism.
CONSTITUTION

Chin Govt Allegedly Keeps Supporters Away From Suu Kyi Speech

Aung San Suu Kyi plans to complain after hearing accusations that the Chin State government forbade government staff members and students from attending her speech on Wednesday in the city of Falam.