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Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Hpakant CSOs Complain About Alleged Election Fraud

Civil society organizations (CSOs) complained to Khet Aung, Kachin State Chief Minister, in a letter after the Hpakant Municipal allegedly elected a nominee as chairperson with less votes than another nominee. Eight people were nominated…

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Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

Eligible Voting Population in Hpakant Doubles Since 2015 Election

The number of eligible voters in Kachin State’s Hpakant Township has increased since the 2015 election, the local electoral commission has said, ahead of Burma’s next general election scheduled for November 8. There were 89,488…

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KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

KSPP Won’t Air Policy Speech on MRTV

The Kachin State People’s Party (KSPP) won’t broadcast their party’s policy speech on Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) after being asked to censor it by the Union Election Commission (UEC).  Salang Naw Hkung, in charge…

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Naga National Party Aims to Win Representation in Kachin State

Naga National Party Aims to Win Representation in Kachin State

The Naga National Party (NNP) has laid out its platform to win parliamentary representation in 15 constituencies, including in Kachin State, in Burma’s general election scheduled for November 8. Shu Maung, chair of the NNP,…

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Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

Four Polling Stations for Burma Army Will Be Built in Puta-O District

The Election Commission (EC) for Puta-O District, located in northern Kachin State, announced that four polling stations will be designated for the country’s armed forces during the upcoming general election, three of which will also…

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Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

Ethnic Parties Struggle To Gain Supporters Amid Pandemic 

After the government restricted campaigning to curb coronavirus transmissions during the country’s worst outbreak since the pandemic started, ethnic political parties vying for seats in Kachin State are struggling to gain votes for their cause.…

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Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Campaigning in Hpakant Stopped Following Coronavirus Outbreak

Electoral candidates contesting the 2020 general election have been informed by the Union Election Commission (UEC) they cannot campaign in Hpakant Township after the government invoked a ‘stay at home’ order to stop the coronavirus…

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Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

Kachin State Electoral Candidate Cites ‘Unfair Law’ as Reason for His Disqualification

A candidate who had planned to run for the position of Bamar ethnic affairs minister in Kachin State was disqualified from the November election by the state’s election commission because of time he previously spent…

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KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

KIO/A Won’t Allow Polling In Its Area

The Kachin Independence Organization/Army (KIO/A) won’t allow polling to occur in its areas during the national election. The ethnic armed organization (EAO) said it doesn’t recognize the 2008 Constitution. Col Nhpang Naw Bu, in charge…

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Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Ethnic Political Parties’ Youth Reps Meet in Myitkyina to Strategize for Election Victory

Youth representatives from five allied ethnic political parties around Burma met in the Kachin State capital of Myitkyina to draw up a strategy for winning as many seats as possible in the coming general election.…