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UEC disqualifies a minority Rakhine party

  • By: Web Master
  • | Date: 24 November 2023
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Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) has disqualified a minority party in Rakhine State as it could not follow the necessary regulations.


Mro National Party (MNP) became the first Rakhine party to face the restriction among the parties from Rakhine State which were allowed to get registered with the UEC.


The media outlets run by the military council reported that the UEC had officially dissolved the party on 22 November.


A person close to the MNP informed Narinjara News that the UEC put many guidelines for the political parties. Among those one was to open party offices in five townships. 


The MNP leaders appealed to the election authority to ignore the criterias, as they couldn't follow the directions.


The minority party was supposed to open offices in five townships namely Maungdaw, Pona Kyunt, Buthidaung, Kyauk Taw and Sittwe.


The UEC in a statement revealed that following the appeal from the MNP’s central executive committee, it held a meeting on 22 November and decided to cancel its registration in accordance with the article 19 subsection (a) of the Political Parties Registration Act.


The Rakhine/Arakan Front Party, Mro Ethnic Development Party, Khami National Development Party and Rakhine State National Power Party were registered by the concerned authority.


Popular Rakhine political party named Arakan National Party is yet to get registered by the UEC. 

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