Politics

By-election voter turnout lowest since 1990 Elections

Voter turnout rate in the by-elections was the lowest since the 1990 General Elections. The Union Election Commission held the 2017 by-elections for 19 vacant constituencies—nine seats for the Lower House, three for the Upper House and seven for State Parliaments.

NLD settles for poll victories in nine seats

NLD concedes repeat of the 2015 landslide was always unlikely

By-elections fail to spark public interest, poll monitoring groups say

Ruling NLD secures nine seats out of 19 in by-elections

The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) won nine seats from 19 vacant constituencies across the country in the 2017 by-elections held on April 1, followed by Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) with all six seats, the Arakan National Party with a seat, the Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) with two and the All Nationalities Democratic Party (Kayah) with one.
 
The Union Election Commission (UEC) announced the voting results on April 2.

UEC spends Ks 1.6bn on by-election

Tin Tun, the secretary of the Union Election Commission said the UEC has spent Ks 1.6 billion on the 2017 by-elections.

Electoral crimes reported in some constituencies

The Union Election Co

By-election voting begins

Parliamentary by-elections have started with 2 million voters eligible to take part. 

Suu Kyi unveils health policy

The development of a country depends on the health and education, State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi said as she unveiled the National Health Policy in Nay Pyi Taw on March 31

1988 group to form political party

A political party comprising of 88 Generation Youth and Open Society leaders will be formed and registered by the end of the year, according to leaders of the group dating back to the 1988 uprising.