August 20, 2016

General Elections held successfully in Kyaukme

Local people waiting for casting votes in Kyaukme. Photo: Myint Aung
Local people waiting for casting votes in Kyaukme. Photo: Myint Aung

The 2015 multi-party general election was held successfully in Kyaukme Township, Shan State, on 8 November. All of the township’s ballot booths were open from 6 am to 4 pm. After closing, booth officials tallied the votes, recorded them and announced the winning candidates.
Kyaukme Township has two constituencies. Constituency No. 1 had nine wards, 23 village tracts and 45 ballot booths. There were 11 wards, 48 village tracts and 64 ballot booths in Constituency No. 2. The whole township, including Mongngaw and Monglon wards, had 128,281 eligible voters.
According to a township election sub-commission member, the voter turn-out on Sunday was 52.42 percent, with 67,249 voters casting their votes.
Candidates from seven political parties ran in the township’s election, including the National League for Democracy, Union of Solidarity and Development Party, National Unity Party, Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, Shan Nationalities Democratic Party, Ta-aung (Palaung) National Party and the Diversity and Peace Party.
People of Bama, Kachin and Lesu ethnicities are among the residents of Kyaukme Township.
Voter turnout in the whole of Kyaukme District was 61.63 percent, with 227,617 voters casting their votes. There were a total of 369,335 eligible voters in the district.


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