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RNDP Committee Meets in USDP Stronghold in Arakan

27 May 2013

The Rakhine National Development Party (RNDP) is holding its annual central committee meeting in Arakan State’s Ann Township on Monday and Tuesday, Arakan news agency Narinjara reported. The RNDP’s decision to hold its conference in Ann is unusual as the military garrison town is considered a political stronghold of the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party. “[W]e have shifted our central committee meeting to Ann with an aim to mobilize more people there in favor of RNDP,” a party leader was quoted as saying. The RNDP is the biggest party in Arakan State, holding 18 seats in the state legislature, nine seats in the Lower House and seven in the Upper House.