December 15, 2016

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VOTES SWIFTLY TALLIED

NLD dominates the first round of election results

A family in Yangon excitedly watches an official election announcement following Sunday’s historic general election. Photo: Aye Min Soe
A family in Yangon excitedly watches an official election announcement following Sunday’s historic general election. Photo: Aye Min Soe

THE Union Election Commission announced the results of Sunday’s general election for almost a third of townships in Yangon Region yesterday, with the opposition party polling strongly.
Among the 28 Pyithu Hluttaw [Lower House] seats included in the commission’s 9 pm announcement, the National League for Democracy (NLD) won 25 seats, while the ruling Union Solidarity and Development party won two, and the Wa Democratic Party, one.
Out of 24 seats in the Yangon Region parliament included in the announcement, the NLD won 23, and the ruling party won one.
The Union Election Commission (UEC) will continue to announce official results from the country’s historic election at 9 am, 12 noon, 3 pm, 6 pm, 9 pm and 11 pm over the coming days.  The UEC will hold daily press conferences at 4 pm at its office in Nay Pyi Taw. The commission’s chairman U Tin Aye said during a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday that 48 cases of voting irregularities were reported nationwide on election day.
He described the general election as peaceful and a success. It was the first held inclusive election in Myanmar in a quarter of a century.—Myanmar News Agency

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