Myanmar Elections 2015: Nation Witnesses First Open Elections in 25 Years

Myanmar: The country formerly known as Burma in 2015 is witnessing its second ever multi-party general elections. Through the first ever election that was held in 2010, the state power was handed over to the civilian government by the military government in 2011.

There is a lot of excitement in the youth and people are looking forward to the result of these elections where Nation of 33.5 million eligible voters is waiting to see who would come to power for the second in these second elections.

Myanmar Elections 2015

Across the country for the three levels of the parliament, 1,150 constituencies are designated by the union election commission.House of Representatives includes 323 constituencies, House of Nationalities includes 168,  the Region or State parliament has 630 and ethnic representatives 29.

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For the election the parliament is divided at three levels: house of representatives (lower house) has 1,733 candidates running, House of nationalities (Upper house) 866 candidates in running and with 3,419 for Region or state parliament, for over 1,000 seats there are 91 political parties with 6,038 candidates and 310 independents competing.

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The country holds 33.5 million eligible voters, as reported, On Sunday hours before the clock struck 6 to be open for ballot casting  the voters started queuing at the polling stations in their respective towns.

For the Myanmar elections to happen secretly and without muddle, the same is being monitored by more than 10,000 local and international observers.

Myanmar Elections 2015
Myanmar Elections 2015

Two of the strongest parties in Myanmar , the ruling party led by U Htay is Union Solitary and Development Party (USDP) and the opposition led by Aung San Suu Kyi is National League of Democracy both have 1,122 and 1,123 candidates electing respectively.

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Aung San Suu Kyi the NLD chairperson has gained a lot of popularity is contesting elections for the seat at the House of Parliament  from her township constituency  Yangon’s Region. she cast her first vote from her residential constituency of Bahan IN Yangon.

Let’s see what the Myanmar Elections 2015 results have for the nation.

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