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Myanmar opposition nominates full candidates for by-elections

YANGON, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) — Myanmar opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has nominated a total of 48 candidates to contest in the upcoming parliamentary by-elections, said the party’s sources Thursday.

The Union Election Commission has designated April 1 as the date of the by-elections.

The 48 candidates will contest in all vacant constituencies scattered in 10 regions or states, with 40 for the vacant seats of House of Representatives, six for House of Nationalities and two for region or state parliament.

Suu Kyi will run in Yangon region’s Kawmu constituency for a seat of House of Representatives.

Aung San Suu Kyi went personally to Yangon’s southern district Wednesday to register herself for candidacy with the local commission office for contesting in the Kawmu vacant constituency, the source said.

The NLD, with its seven-member central executive committee headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, decided to run the upcoming by- elections by contesting in all 48 constituencies available in the country after it regained legal status.

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Written by Kham

19/01/2012 at 8:06 pm

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