August 19, 2016

Election procedures discussed in Monywa

Discussions on the upcoming general election of 8 November and the rule of laws were held in Monywa, Sagaing Region on 11 October as part of a debate. The Eyes on Burma Debate (EOB Debate) at Win Unity Hotel was attended by political parties, civil society organisations, the media, election observers and members of the public.
Sagaing Region Election Sub-Commission Chairman U Tin Oo explained the commission’s functions, which include data collection and the issuance of voters’ lists, corrections made for eligible voters and provisions to ensure free campaigning by all candidates. He urged all stakeholders to cooperate in the interests of a free and fair election.
U Thein Than Oo of Myanmar Lawyers’ Network called for responsible campaigning among candidates and U Seesar Nyi Nyi from a public rights implementation group highlighted the importance of transparency and accurate voters’ lists.
The attendees took part in lively discussions at the event, which was sponsored by USAID, EOB and Burma News International.


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