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UPDJC approves draft framework, sets ratio of stakeholder groups in political dialogue

Three groups comprising the Union Political Dialogue Joint Committee of 16 representatives from political parties, the government and ethnic ceasefire signatories meet on Day 2 of the meeting at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Three groups comprising the Union Political Dialogue Joint Committee of 16 representatives from political parties, the government and ethnic ceasefire signatories meet on Day 2 of the meeting at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

THE third plenary session of the Union Political Dialogue Joint Committee concluded yesterday with the committee approving a draft political dialogue framework and determining the ratio of representation of stakeholders in the dialogue.
The UPDJC meeting reached an agreement to hold the upcoming political dialogue no later than 14 January 2016 with the participation of 700 representatives from the country’s stakeholder groups and other players.
U Hla Maung Shwe, one of participants of the meeting, told The Global New Light of Myanmar yesterday that the Tatmadaw, ethnic armed organisations (EAO) and political parties will have 150 seats each in the political dialogue, 75 seats each will be given to the government and Parliament and 50 seats each are set for ethnic leaders who are not from EAOs and other invitees.
U Hla Maung Shwe, who is also senior adviser at the Myanmar Peace Centre, confirmed that the EAOs’ demand for 150 seats was approved at the meeting following the facilitation of U Nyan Win who was representing the National League for Democracy, the winning party in the 2015 general elections.
“The number of seats for the EAOs, Tatmadaw, the government and Parliament was previously suggested by stakeholder groups representing the government, Tatmadaw and Parliament at 100 each but ethnic ceasefire signatory representatives demanded 50 more.”
The NLD representative negotiated the number of seats for the Tatmadaw and EAOs to 150 in political dialogue by agreeing to reduce the number of seats for the government and Parliament, he added. According to the MPC senior adviser, the committee is preparing for the submission of the approved political dialogue framework to the President.
Those present also agreed at the meeting that the ratio of representation is open to re-negotiation in future, the MPC adviser added.
Whether or not the non-signatories receive special invitee status to participate in political dialogue, it is planned that the two sides of the UPDJC—ethnic signatories and the government—will seek the approval of the Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting set for tomorrow.
Three groups comprising a committee of 16 representatives from political parties, the government and ethnic ceasefire signatories held its third meeting at the Horizon Lake View Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. The meeting lasted for two days to approve the draft framework and set the ratio of representation of stakeholders in political dialogue.

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