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Only four Mon candidates elected in 2015 elections

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Three elected Mon candidates for State Hluttaw
Three elected Mon candidates for State Hluttaw
Reported by Aik Sai, Just four candidates from Mon political parties were elected in townships across Mon State, in 2015 elections, held on November 8.

Three Mon political parties competed in respective constituencies throughout Mon State, including the All Mon Regions Democracy Party (AMDP), the Mon National Party and the Women’s Party (Mon). However, only candidates from the AMDP and the MNP were elected.

“In Ye [Township], 2 candidates from the MNP won. Those 2 candidates were Dr. Min Soe Linn and Nai Soiha. That’s the latest list that we’ve received. The Union Election Commission sends it to us,” said Ye Township Election Sub-Commission.

MNP competed for 53 places. 13 places for Pyithu Hluttaw, 12 places for Amyotha Hluttaw, 27 places for State Hluttaw, and 1 place for the Ethnic Representative. However, it won for just 3 places.

The MNP’s Dr. Min Kyi Win won State Hluttaw (2), in Mudon Township. Dr. Min Soe Linn won State Hluttaw (1), in Ye Township, while Nai Soiha won Amyotha Hluttaw (2), also in Ye Township.

The AMDP also competed in 35 constituencies. Eight places for Pyithu Hluttaw, 10 places for Amyotha Hluttaw, 16 places for State Hluttaw and one place for the Ethnic Representative.

However, the AMDP were victorious only with one candidate. Dr. Aung Naing Oo of the AMDP won in Chaungzone Township, for State Hluttaw (1), according to Chaungzone Township Election Sub-commission.

Candidates from the National League for Democracy (NLD) won the major votes in a landslide across 10 townships throughout Mon State.

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