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2015 Burma Elections (67 found)

Burma/Myanmar Post-election Outlook: Trials for Triumph

Results announced on 13 November confirmed the overwhelming victory of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in the 8 November elections, which decided 75% of seats in Burma/Myanmar’s National and Regional Parliaments. While the military will retain its allotted 25% of parliamentary seats, the NLD now holds an overall majority in the National Parliament, giving it the power to form Burma/Myanmar’s next government and select a President […]

November 13, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Overcoming all Obstacles, the NLD Surges to a Decisive Victory

Election in MyanmarIt is clear that the National League for Democracy (NLD) will be the next ruling party of Burma, as the Union Election Commission (UEC) continues to release periodic updates on the official results of the historic election. The most recent and official release of information has put the NLD as the victor in 291 of the declared seats in the Union Parliament, with the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) claiming only in 33 seats so far […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development: Burma/Myanmar Elections Preliminary Findings

(Yangon, 10 November 2015) From 2-10 November 2015, the Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA), together with its Thai member, the People’s Empowerment Foundation (PEF) conducted an election observation mission in Yangon, Burma/Myanmar […]

November 12, 2015  •  By Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

APHR Statement on Myanmar Election

As parliamentarians from across Southeast Asia, we congratulate the people of Myanmar on their participation in a peaceful and historic vote, and we look forward to welcoming our newly elected colleagues from Myanmar as partners in the realization of a truly people-centered ASEAN Community […]

November 12, 2015  •  By ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

UNFC Statement on 2015 General Election Result

1. We would like to mention that we have to put on record and express our special thanks to the government led by President U Thein Sein for holding a free and reasonably transparent general election on November 8, 2015, and the people of all the nationalities, who have eagerly cast their ballots. We, the UNFC, recognize, take pride and are delighted for the National League for Democracy (NLD), which has achieved substantive victory and all the ethnic political parties and the representatives […]

November 12, 2015  •  By United Nationalities Federal Council  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A well-run, Competitive Election with Legal Reforms and Procedural Improvements Remaining

YANGON 10 November 2015 – “The 2015 general elections are a historic juncture in the democratic transition of Myanmar. The poll was well organised and voters had a real choice between different candidates. In the future, constitutional, legal and procedural improvements will be required for truly genuine elections”, summarised Alexander Graf Lambsdorff, Chief Observer of the European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) the Preliminary Statement of the mission
today in a press conference in Yangon […]

November 10, 2015  •  By European Union Election Observation Mission  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

David Cameron has Made a Statement Following the First Free Elections in Burma, Calling them an Important Step Towards Democracy

“These landmark elections are an important step towards democracy in Burma and a triumph for Burmese people, who have clearly voiced their desire for change […]

November 10, 2015  •  By UK Prime Minister David Cameron  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the Burmese National Elections

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today issued the following statement to congratulate the people of Burma on the country’s national elections […]

November 10, 2015  •  By Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau  •  Tags: , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Carter Center Congratulates Myanmar People on Election, Urges Key Democratic Reforms

YANGON — The Carter Center congratulates the people of Myanmar, who have exercised their political rights with pride and enthusiasm. Both on election day and in the preceding months, they participated as voters, observers, political party agents, election officials, and civil society activists […]

November 10, 2015  •  By The Carter Center  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Issued the Following Statement on Elections in Burma

“I congratulate the people of Burma for coming together on November 8 to participate peacefully in the country’s second nationwide parliamentary election since 2008. The election is an important milestone on the path towards democracy and political reform in Burma, but there is still a long way to go […]

November 10, 2015  •  By US Senator Ben Cardin  •  Tags: , , , ,  •  Read more ➤