Mon Party Re-registers after 22 Years
12 July 2012
The Mon National Democratic Front, an ethnic Mon party that was disbanded 22 years ago, has re-registered as an officially recognized party under a new name, according to the Kaowao news agency. The party, now known as the Mon Democracy Party, plans to open offices in towns and cities throughout Mon State. Its return means that there are now two ethnic Mon parties in the state. The other, the All Mon Regions Democracy Party, won 16 parliamentary seats in 2010. Despite calls to merge the two parties, such a move is seen as unlikely in the near future.