April 03, 2017

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Results of 2017 by-elections

U Hla Thein, Chairman of the Union Election Commission, announces the results of the 2017- by-elections. Photo: MNA

The National League for Democracy won almost half of the seats that were contested in by-elections on Sunday, the first vote since it dominated elections a year ago and an early indication of continued support for State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her administration.
U Hla Thein, Chairman of the Union Election Commission in Nay Pyi Taw, announced the results of the 2017 by-elections yesterday. The National League for Democracy won five seats for Pyithu Hluttaw, three seats for Amyotha Hluttaw, and one seat for Regional Hluttaw; the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy won two seats for Pyithu Hluttaw, and four seats for Regional Hluttaw; the Union Solidarity and Development Party won one seat for Pyithu Hluttaw and one seat for Regional Hluttaw; the Arakan National Party won one seat for Pyithu Hluttaw; the All Nationalities Democratic Party (Kayah) won one seat for Regional Hluttaw.
Pyithu Hluttaw
For Dagon Myothit (East) Township in Yangon Region, five hluttaw candidates competed in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Nay Kyaw from the National League for Democracy won with 67.85 per cent (27,357) of the votes.
For Hlinethaya Township in Yangon Region, eight hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Win Min from the National League for Democracy won with 69.73 per cent (31,369) of the votes.
For Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in Yangon Region, five hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Mya Sein from the National League for Democracy won with 62.35 per cent (15,756) of the votes.
For Kawhmu Township in Yangon Region, nine hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Kyaw Swe Win (alias) U Arloo from the National League for Democracy won with 69.97 per cent (38,028) of the votes.
For Monywa Township in Sagaing Region, five hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Nyunt Aung from the National League for Democracy won with 81.69 per cent (95,923) of the votes.
For Chaungzon Township in Mon State, five hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. U Aung Kyi Thein from the Union Solidarity and Development Party won with 41.70 per cent (19,667) of the votes.
For An Township in Rakhine State, four hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. Dr Aye Maung from the Arakan National Party won with 49.19 per cent (21,794) of the votes.
For Mongshu Township in Shan State, four hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. Sai Win Aye (alias) Sai Htun Aye from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 57.53 per cent (10,216) of the votes.
For Kyaythe Township in Shan State, four hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Pyithu Hluttaw. Sai Aung Kyaw from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 77 per cent (18,882) of the votes.
Amyotha Hluttaw
For Chin State constituency three, three hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Amyotha Hluttaw. Pu Bawi Khing from the National League for Democracy won with 44.70 per cent (9,242) of the votes.
For Bago Region constituency 4, six hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Amyotha Hluttaw. Daw San San Myint from the National League for Democracy won with 57.31 per cent (71,042) of the votes.
For Yangon Region constituency 6, six hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Amyotha Hluttaw. Dr Maung Maung from the National League for Democracy won with 81.70 per cent (75,299) of the votes.
Regional Hluttaw
For Kayah State, Phruso Township constituency 1, three hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. U The Yel from the All Nationalities Democratic Party (Kayah) won with 53.31 per cent (3,351) of the votes.
For Shan State, Nyaungshwe Township constituency 1, three hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. U Khin Maung Win from the National League for Democracy won with 51.14 per cent (17,204) of the votes.
For Shan State, Kengtung Township constituency 2, six hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. U Sha Mwe La Shan from the Union Solidarity and Development Party won with 34.16 per cent (7,126) of the votes.
For Shan State, Mongshu Township constituency 1, four hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. Sai Linn Myat from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 57.84 per cent (4,764) of the votes.
For Shan State, Mongshu Township constituency 2, five hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. Daw Nan Kaung Kham from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 66.86 per cent (5,753) of the votes.
For Shan State, Kyaythe Township constituency 1, four hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. Sai San Mai from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 86.10 per cent (11,542) of the votes.
For Shan State, Kyaythe Township constituency 2, five hluttaw candidates participated in the election for Regional Hluttaw. U Khin Maung Nyunt from the Shan Nationalities Democracy Party won with 66.17 per cent (7,832) of the votes.
The Chairman of the Union Election Commission then congratulated all participants for making it a success and announced the conclusion of the 2017 by-elections.
In the 1 April 2017 by-elections, 94 hluttaw candidates from 24 political parties and seven independent hluttaw candidates participated for nine Pyithu Hluttaw seats, three Amyotha Hluttaw seats, and seven Regional Hluttaw seats, a total of 19 Hluttaw seats, of which the NLD won nine seats.
The by-elections fill seats vacated by incumbents who left to accept ministerial posts and some seats that were excluded from previous elections due to fighting with ethnic armed groups were also contested. —Thura Zaw, Mhwe Kyu Zin

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