February 15, 2017

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NLD continues to dominate election results

THE Union Election Commission announced election results for 58 more PyithuHluttaw (Lower House) seats, 50AmyothaHluttaw (Upper House) seats and 166 State/Region Hluttaw seats yesterday.
According the 9 pm announcement, the National League for Democracy has won 217 out of 274 announced Pyithu Hluttaw seats, and the Union Solidarity and Development Party has won 28. Also, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy has won 12 Pyithu Hluttaw seats, the Arakan National Party has won four, and the Ta-aung (Palaung) National and the Pa-O National Organisation have each secured three seats. Zomi Congress for Democracy has won two seats and the Wa Democratic Party, the Kachin State Democracy Party, the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, the Lisu National Development Party and one independent candidatehave each won one Lower House seat.
Of the 133 confirmed Amyotha Hluttaw seats, the National League for Democracy has won 110, the Union Solidarity and Development Party has won 12 and the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy won three. The Zomi Congress for Democracy and the Arakan National Party have each won two Upper House seats, and the Pa-O National Organisation, the Mon National Party, the Ta-aung (Palaung) National Party and an independent candidate have each won one seat.
Of the 494 confirmed seats inState and Region parliaments, the National League for Democracy has won 382 seats, the Union Solidarity and Development Party won 54, while the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy has won 26. The Pa-O National Organisation and Ta-aung (Palaung) National Party has won six State and Region parliament seats, and the Arakan National Party and Kachin State Democracy Party have each won three. The Mon National Party, the Zomi Congress for Democracy and the Wa Democratic Party have each won two seats. The Kayin People’s Party, the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, the Unity and Democracy Party (Kachin State), the Democratic Party (Myanmar), the All Mon Region Democracy Party, the Wa National Unity Party, the Lahu National Development Party and an independent candidate each won one State or Region seat.
The UEC also held a press conference on the general election at its media centre in Nay Pyi Taw at 4pm yesterday. At the press conference, commission member U Myint Naing explained the process for announcing election results and responded to questions raised by journalists.—Myanmar News Agency

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