The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), a major political party in the country, selected U Aung Kyi Thein as Mon State’s USDP Chairman at the party’s 2nd nationwide party conference held at its headquarter in Nay Pyi Taw, from August 21 to 24.
U Aung Kyi Thein takes over the post of U Ohn Myint, the former Mon State Chief Minister and USDP’s former chairman for Mon State.
“From Mon State, 10 individuals were selected as central committee members and 3 more were chosen as reserved members of the committee. Those people were selected based on the party rules”, said U Soe Tun, Moulmein District level USDP Chairman, who also presented at the conference.27 representatives from across Mon State attended the party conference.
U Soe Htun also stated that U Win Maw Oo was selected as Mon State’s USDP secretary at the conference.
U Aung Kyi Thein served as director of the Agriculture and Irrigation Department and is from Kwan Yaik Village, Chaungzone Township. He competed for Pyithu Hluttaw representative of the Chaungzone constituency in the 2015 elections.
Representing the USDP’s central level, the party selected U Than Htay as chairman, replacing former president U Thein Sein, while U Myat Hein and U Thet Naing were elected as vice-chairman and general secretary respectively. The secretarial posts were given to U Pike Htway, U Than Htun, U Kyaw Kyaw Htay, U Tin Aung Chit and Dr. San San Nwe.