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55 MNP candidates and 35 AMDP candidates to run in 2015 elections

Reported by: > Reported by 2015 Election News, The Mon National Party (MNP) and the All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP) will have 55 candidates and 35 candidates

respectively running in electoral constituencies throughout Mon State, Karen State and Tenasserim Division.

According to the confirmed candidate lists on the Union Election Commission (UEC)’s website, out of the 55 MNP candidates, 13 will run for Pyithu Hluttaw, 14 for Amyotha Hluttaw, and 28 for Division/State Hluttaw constituencies.

8 MNP candidates will run for Pyithu Hluttaw constituencies in Mon State, while 8 candidates will compete for Amyotha Hluttaw as well as 18 candidates for Mon State Hluttaw.

16 MNP candidates will compete in Karen State’s Hluttaw constituencies; 4 candidates for Pyithu Hluttaw, 4 for Amyotha Hluttaw and 7 for Karen State Hluttaw and one for Mon Ethnic Representative.

5 MNP candidates will also compete for specific constituencies in Tenasserim Division.

However, 35 candidates from the AMDP will also compete in these constituencies throughout Mon State, Karen State and Tenasserim Division. Of the 35 candidates from the AMDP, 8 candidates will compete for Pyithu Hluttaw, while 10 will run for Amyotha Hluttaw and 17 candidates will contest in the Division/State Hluttaw.

6 candidates of the AMDP will run for Pyithu Hluttaw in Mon State, while 7 candidates and 11 candidates will compete for Amyotha Hluttaw in Mon State and Mon State Hluttaw respectively.

The AMDP will also have 5 candidates run for constituencies in Karen State; 1 candidate for Pyithu Hluttaw, 2 candidates for Amyotha Hluttaw, one candidate for Karen State Hluttaw, and one candidate running for Mon Ethnic Representative. The AMDP’s 5 candidates will also run in constituencies in Tenasserim Division.

The MNP competed with 19 candidates in 1990 elections under the party name ‘Mon National Democratic Front’ (MNDF). Out of 19 candidates, 5 candidates won seats. However, it did not participate in the 2010 elections.

Contrastingly, the AMDP was established to compete in the 2010 elections, with 34 candidates participating. From the 34, 16 candidates won respective constituencies; 4 candidates won for Amyotha Hluttaw, 3 for Pyithu Hluttaw, 7 for Mon State Hluttaw, and 2 for Karen State Hluttaw.

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