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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.

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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
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Myanmar’s presidential spokesperson they remain unsure as to whether President U Thein Sein will hold the proposed six-party talks on ways to amend the constitution.