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Mon Political Parties Consider Merger: Report

19 November 2013

Two ethnic Mon political parties are considering a merger, Democratic Voice of Burma reports. The All Mon Region Democracy Party (AMRDP) and the Mon Democracy Party (MDP) have tentatively reached an agreement on the issue and the parties expect to reach an agreement on the merger by late November. “All the monks and people of Mon state wish to see us as one party. It is also important to have many Mon representatives in the 2015 elections so that we will be able to self-determine legislation, executive and judicial matters,” AMRDP’s chairman Nai Ngwe Thein was quoted as saying.