USDP to compete for majority of vacant seats in by-election

Myo Min Htet


The opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) will contest some vacant seats in states in the upcoming by-election scheduled for November 3.

Thein Tun Oo, the spokesperson of the USDP said: “We (USDP) will run for the majority vacant seats in the by-election. We are the union party and are marching towards the federal system. We will not compete for some constituencies in states in order to give a chance to ethnic parties. The USDP will stand for all vacant seats in regions.”

Currently, the USDP is scrutinizing its candidates in townships for the by-election and will release the list of qualified candidates favored by people.

The ruling National League for Democracy Party will run for all vacant constituencies in the coming by-election, according to the spokesperson of the NLD.  

The Union Election Commission announced the by-election would be held for 12 vacant constituencies.

Four vacant constituencies for lower house parliament are: Kanpetlet, Lechar, Tamwe and Myingyan constituencies. One vacant constituency for upper house parliament is Myitkyina constituency-2.

Vacant constituencies for region parliament are: Tamu constituency-2 in Sagaing region, Ottwin constituency-2 in Bago region, Thabeikkyin constituency-1 in Mandalay region, Shan National Affairs constituency in Mandalay region, Minbu constituency-2 in Magway region and Seikkan constituency-2 in Yangon region.

Vacant constituencies for state parliament are: Matupi constituency-1 in Chin State and Yathaedaung constituency-2 in Rakhine State.