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RNDP Seeks Merger with Arakan League for Democracy

3 June 2013

The Rakhine Nationalities Development Party (RNDP), which won 34 seats in Burma’s Parliament in 2010, has set out a plan to merge with the Arakan League for Democracy, according to a report by the Narinjara news agency. In a statement issued on May 29, the RNDP said the move was the first part of its six-point plan, which also includes abolishing the rights of non-citizens who hold temporary National ID cards to establish political parties and vote in elections. Dr Aye Maung, president of RNDP, said the party had “formed a combining committee to merge with ALD party in order to achieve our goal of national unity,” which he said was the party’s “first priority.”