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Posts Tagged ‘Union Solidarity and Development Party’ (83 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 ➤

Preliminary Statement: A well-run Election Day and Competitive Polls Mark Myanmar’s Critical 2015 Elections, with Key Legal Reforms and Procedural Improvements still Required

Myanmar has embarked on a historic political reform process. The holding of competitive elections on 8 November 2015, contested by 91 parties and over 6,000 candidates, is an important milestone in the country’s democratic transition. On Election Day, EU observers reported that the voters of Myanmar turned out in large numbers and calmly cast their votes in a generally well-run polling process, with secrecy of the vote respected […]

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

Burma/Myanmar Election Day: Free-est & Fairest Is Not Free & Fair

On 8 November, Burma/Myanmar held what has been called its “free-est and fairest” election in 25 years. An 80% turnout rate was reported for the 33.5 million Burmese eligible to vote in the election, which saw the first participation of democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) in a general election since the (later annulled) 1990 elections […]

November 9, 2015  •  By Altsean-Burma  •  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 ➤

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 ➤