Suu Kyi’s party has claimed responsibility for the by-elections in Myanmar

Suu Kyi's party has claimed responsibility for the by-elections in Myanmar

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – Myanmar’s ruling National League for Democracy party said Monday it has won enough seats in parliament to form an absolute majority and retain power. The state’s Union Election Commission has not yet announced the full results of Sunday’s election, though it made the claim.

“I can now confirm that we are getting more than 322 seats,” said Monyawa Aung San, spokesperson for the NLD Information Committee. There are 2,644 seats in Parliament.

“We aimed to get a total of 7,377 seats. “But it will be more likely than that,” Monyava said.

No reliable official figures are available on voter turnout, and the Union Election Commission said earlier that it could take up to a week for the full results to be announced. By 8pm on Monday, he had announced the names of only nine candidates who had won seats in the National Assembly, all from the NLD.

Independent counting service YV Male said the NLDA won 64 seats and its main opponent, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, won seven seats.

The People’s Alliance for Credit Elections (PAEC), one of Myanmar’s largest polling stations, said that in almost one-third of the polling stations it monitored, a large number of people were unable to vote because their names were not available. Voting lists.

But the group called the election day’s voting peaceful and said no major incidents had been reported.

The victory was widely expected by the NLD, although it was speculated that its total numbers could be reduced as relations with the ethnic minority-based parties, with which it cooperated in the last 2015 elections, deteriorated.

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Much of the NLD’s appeal is based on the popularity of its leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who became head of government after the 2015 election as a state adviser.

Its administration’s record has been best mixed, economic growth fell short of expectations and decades of armed struggle for greater autonomy with ethnic minorities are not over.

But among her countrymen, she has managed to retain what she previously appealed to during decades of fighting for democracy against military dictatorships.

Outside of Myanmar, his reputation took a dog in response to his failure to defend the human rights of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority. His foreign backers were shocked that he did nothing about Myanmar’s military’s 2017 anti-brutality campaign, which forced some 740,000 Rohingya to flee across the border into neighboring Bangladesh.

But, because of the deep-seated prejudice against the Rohingya, the issue was of little concern to most voters, who many consider to be illegal immigrants from South Asia, even though their families have lived in Myanmar for generations. Some have citizenship or civil rights, including the right to vote.

Suu Kyi has projected a strong image of leadership in the state media over the past few months and on social media seen from living dreams as coronavirus infection has increased in Myanmar.

At the same time, large-scale traditional campaigns, such as mass rallies, were thwarted by restrictions imposed to control the spread of the virus.

More than 90 parties contested the election and 37 million people were eligible to vote, including 5 million first-time voters.

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In 2015, Suu Kyi’s NLD won a landslide victory, giving her an absolute majority and ending more than five decades of military-led rule.

His government has criticized rights groups over how the election was conducted, focusing on the election to oust the Rohingya minority.

Ismail Wolf, regional director of Fortify Rights, said in a statement released on Monday that the main principle of elections under international law is universal and equal suffrage and that it did not happen yesterday. “The international community must unequivocally condemn the separation of the Rohingya and other ethnic nationalities or endanger the path to future violations.”

“Other concerns include the government’s ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression and the right to peaceful assembly, including arbitrary arrests and detentions of civil society actors and activists.”


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