Two major Mon parties will compete statewide, as will the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and National League for Democracy (NLD).

The All Mon Regions Democracy Party won six of the state’s 22 Union Parliament races and seven of the 14 seats it contested in the Mon State legislature in the 2010 election, a poll boycotted by the Mon National Party, which will return to the electoral arena this year after a 25 year absence from official political participation.

Mon State returns 10 lawmakers to the Union Parliament’s Lower House and 12 to the Upper House. The regional legislature is made up of 23 elected parliamentarians, including three ethnic affairs representatives, and eight appointed military MPs.

  • Moulmein (Mawlamyine)
  • Kyaikmayaw
  • Chaungzon
  • Thanbyuzayat
  • Mudon
  • Ye
  • Thaton
  • Paung
  • Kyaikto
  • Bilin
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The All Mon Region Democracy Party is one of two major ethnic Mon parties to compete in the 2015 election. The party contested Burma’s 2010 election and won 16 seats in total, taking advantage of a...

The Mon National Party is one of two major ethnic Mon parties to compete in the 2015 election, and in some cases it will go head to head with incumbent candidates from the All Mon Region Democracy...

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...

The National Unity Party says its boasts a membership of about 500,000 and has offices in 306 of Burma’s 330 townships. The party is likely to be one of the most pervasive presences on the campaign...

The ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) was formed in 2010 to contest the general election that year as a political vehicle for many of Burma’s former military leaders. The party...

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Mon Parties Count Their Losses after NLD Rout

The major ethnic Mon parties’ disappointing returns in races across the state may provoke a reassessment of their political aims in an NLD-led parliament.

Pre-Dawn Queues as Voting in Burma Gets Underway

Voters in Burma’s major cities wait patiently, some over an hour before polling stations opened Sunday morning, to cast ballots in the historic general election.

Newcomer to Party Politics Pushes Voting Rights for Monks

The National Development Party chairman, former presidential adviser Nay Zin Latt, suggests that Burma should consider enfranchising monks, who are constitutionally barred from voting.

Mon Monks Endorse Candidates, Arousing Ire of Ethnic Parties

In some cases monks backed independent candidates competing against the state’s two main ethnic parties, causing concerns of further splintering the state’s already fractious politics.

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.

Mon Voters Left Out of Poll Amid ‘Security Concerns’

Residents of 33 villages in four village tracts in Kya-Inn Seikkyi Township will not cast ballots because the area lies beyond the centralized administrative authority.