The act of holding a dialogue about Myanmar’s politics is more important than number of participants, Minister U Ye Htut, spokesperson of the President, told Mizzima on December 16.
|National League for Democracy Central Executive Committee member U Nyan Win speaks at a press conference after the NLD’s 4th Central Committee Meeting at the Royal Rose Restaurant in Yangon on December 14, 2014. Photo: Hein Htet/Mizzima|
Although there has been discussion in Myanmar about using proportional representation, the National League for Democracy drew up their declaration for the 2015 general elections based on the first-past-the-post voting system, U Nyan Win, NLD Central Executive Committee member, told Mizzima on December 14.
The Union Solidarity and Development Party is prepared to make constitutional amendments that in time will include the rewriting of sections 59(f) and section 436, U Maung Maung Thein, general secretary of the USDP told Mizzima on December 12.
The opposition National Democratic Front party is trying to get a head-start over Myanmar’s major political parties and has set a target to win 100 seats in the 2015 elections, according to the party chairman.
A number of Myanmar’s political parties will meet with two armed ethnic groups; the Karen National Union and the Shan State Army (South) in Yangon in the third week of December, according to U Nay Min Kyaw, Secretary 2 of the National Democratic Force, who will attend the meeting.