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Posts Tagged ‘2015 Elections’ (120 found)

Fear & Voting in Burma/Myanmar: 2015 Election

On 8 November, up to 32 million Burmese voters will elect representatives to fill 1,171 seats in the National and State/ Division Parliaments. Ninety one political parties will compete for 75% of seats in the legislature, while 25% remain reserved for the Tatmadaw. Despite official promises of a “free and fair” election, multiple flaws continue to undermine the credibility of the process […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Calls for Tolerance and Respect During elections

The disenfranchisement of a significant proportion of the population in Burma, and ongoing human rights violations including discrimination against religious and ethnic minorities, are among the issues of concern ahead of the national elections on 8 November […]

November 5, 2015  •  By Christian Solidarity Worldwide  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Burma: Election Fundamentally Flawed

(Rangoon, November 4, 2015) ­– Burma’s parliamentary election slated for November 8, 2015, is fundamentally flawed, depriving Burmese of their right to freely elect their government, Human Rights Watch said today […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Human Rights Watch  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

A New Briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK: No Hope For Rohingya From Burma Election

When the people of Burma go to the polling stations on November 8th, for the first time since independence the majority of Rohingya will not be allowed to vote. In another first, as all Rohingya candidates for the national parliament were rejected by the Union Election Commission (UEC), there will be no Rohingya MPs in Parliament […]

November 4, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Election Cancellations Create Further Doubt Over the Transparency and Credibility of Burma’s 2015 Elections

Shan state fightingOn 27 October 2015, the Union Election Commission (UEC) announced that elections would be cancelled in four townships in Shan State as a result of the newly intensified fighting between the Burma Army and the Shan State Army-North (SSA-N). According to the Shan State Progressive Party, the political wing of the SSA-N, the Burma Army was seen to ramp up attacks against the SSA-N after they deliberated that they would not be signing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Burma Partnership  •  Tags: , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Political Parties Neglect Human Rights Priorities

(Rangoon) Political parties contesting the 8 November election have failed to prioritize or commit to core human rights issues, a new report released by FIDH today shows. The report, titled “Half Empty: Burma’s political parties and their human rights commitments,” is the first-ever survey of the country’s political parties’ attitudes toward human rights issues […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Half Empty: Burma’s Political Parties and their Human Rights Commitments

Half empty report by FIDH On 8 November 2015, Burma’s electorate will vote for the representatives who will sit in Parliament from 201b to 2021. The polls are anticipated to usher in a Parliament that will be markedly different from the body that was installed as a result of the November 2010 election and the April 2012 by–elections […]

November 3, 2015  •  By International Federation for Human Rights  •  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Presidential Hopefuls in Myanmar’s 2015 Elections

Myanmar’s General Elections being held on 8 November 2015 will determine the Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu Hluttaw) which comprises of the Lower House of Parliament (People Assembly, Pyithu Hluttaw) and the Upper House of Parliament (National Assembly, Amyotha Hluttaw) as well as the regional assemblies of the fourteen states and regions […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

New Rohingya Election Briefing Paper Presented In UK Parliament

A new briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, ‘No Hope For Rohingya From Burma Election’, was presented at a meeting in the British Parliament today […]

November 3, 2015  •  By Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK  •  Tags: , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤

Statement on Current Government’s Election and the Fighting in Ethnic Regions

We the people do not believe the election that is being held on the 8th November 2015 will be peaceful and without trouble. This election should be held without any threat of violence. We need to have a free and fair election […]

November 1, 2015  •  By Arakan National Network  •  Tags: , , , , , , , ,  •  Read more ➤