Burma

Myanmar’s NLD to Pick General Election Candidates in Late April

By Moe Moe 10 March 2020

NAYPYITAW – The National League for Democracy (NLD) will select its general election candidates at the end of April, according to a central executive committee member.

The Union Election Commission (UEC) has not announced the election date, which is expected to take place in November. It announced the date of the November 2015 general election 11 months ahead of the date.

Dr. May Win Myint said candidate selection would be based on recommendations from town elders for each constituency. Town elders are long-term party supporters, according to Dr. May Win Myint.

The NLD members met in Pyinmana on Monday to discuss strategy and party efforts for the election.

Dr. May Win Myint urged NLD members to speak to the public and boost support. She also urged the parliamentarians and cabinet members to fulfill their duty.

“Now is a very significant time for the NLD and the party cannot make any mistakes,” she said, adding that all members should contribute to peace-building efforts, which were crucial for a strong, democratic country.

U Thant Zin Tun, the NLD parliamentarian for Naypyitaw’s Dekkhinathiri Township, said regular party meetings would be held before the election.

The 2010 and 2015 general elections were both held in November.

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