By-Elections held for 13 vacant constituencies

By-elections began across Myanmar yesterday morning and eligible voters went to the polls to cast their votes at the voting stations of all 13 vacant constituencies.

By-Elections for four vacant seats of Pyithu Hluttaw

By-election in Laikha Township

People queue up to vote in Laikha Township.  Photo: Township IPRD
People queue up to vote in Laikha Township.  Photo: Township IPRD

By-Elections for a vacant seat for Pyithu Hluttaw was held in Laikha yesterday. Three candidates were on the ballot, including a candidate from the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party, a candidate from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy and a candidate from the National League for Democracy.
Over 36,000 people in the township are eligible to cast vote in the 2018 by-election. — Township IPRD

By-election in Tamway Township

Woman voting in Tamway Township. Photo: MNA
Woman voting in Tamway Township. Photo: MNA

By-Elections for a vacant seat for the Pyithu Hluttaw was held in Tamway yesterday.
Eight candidates were on the ballot.
There are 123 polling stations in Tamway Township for the By-Elections for the seat and 99,119 people are eligible for voting in the township.
Diplomats and election observers visited the polling stations yesterday.
Tamway Township Health Department, Myanmar Red Cross and MILT assisted the disabled voters at the polling stations.
The voting ended at 4 pm and officials of the polling stations counted the ballots.— MNA

People voting for Pyithu Hluttaw representative in Myingyan Township

Woman voting in Myingyan Township. Photo: Zaw Min Naing
Woman voting in Myingyan Township. Photo: Zaw Min Naing

The public voted for Pyithu Hluttaw representative in Myingyan, Mandalay Region during the 2018 by-election yesterday morning at 6 a.m.
Myingyan Township constitutes 20 wards, 85 village tracts, and 185 villages with 221,865 constituents, and in Myingyan Township 64,867 constituents were voting at 63 polling stations in 20 wards. In the villages in the township, 156,998 constituents were voting at 205 polling stations.
In Myingyan Township there were 4,853 constituents who cast their votes in advance. Also, 63 polling stations in 20 wards in the Township opened at 6 a.m., and constituents who had earlier checked the voting lists were able to cast their votes quickly, though some who had not checked the voting list took some time to vote.
Handicapped persons, as well as those who were sick and infirmed, were transported and assisted to vote by Myingyan Township social assistant groups. The Township Police Force was providing security and the Fire Brigade was on standby to respond to any emergency situation, while Red Cross personnel had clinics ready in the wards. There were four candidates from four parties contesting for Pyithu Hluttaw representative seat, while five Shan ethnic nationals contested for the Shan ethnic national representative seat. — Zaw Min Naing

By-election in Kanpetlet Township

Four candidates each from Chin National Democratic Party, National League for Democracy, Union Solidarity and Development Party and Chin Progressive Party were on the ballot for a vacant seat for Pyithu Hluttaw in the By-Elections in the
township.
Voters cast their ballot at 69 polling stations in Kanpetlet Township yesterday.
A total of 124,449 people in the township are eligible to vote for the 2018 by-election.—Township IPRD

By-Elections for vacant seat of Amyotha Hluttaw

By-Elections in Myitkyina Township for vacant seat of Amyotha Hluttaw

By-Elections for a vacant seat for Amyotha Hluttaw was held at the constituency 2 of Myikyina Township yesterday.
A total of 203,292 eligible voters cast their ballots at 114 polling stations in wards in Myikyina and village-tracts in the Township.
Six candidates were on the ballot, including each candidate from Kachin Democratic Party, Red Shan (Tailai) and Northern Shan Ethnics Solidarity Party, Union Solidarity and Development Party, National League for Democracy and Union Ethnic People’s Federal Democracy Party and one independent candidate were on the ballot.—MNA

By-Elections for eight vacant seats in region, state Hluttaws

By-election in Matupi Township

A voter prepare to cast vote in Matupi. Photo: IPRD
A voter prepare to cast vote in Matupi. Photo: IPRD

The By-Elections for a vacant seat in the Chin State Hluttaw (Parliament) was held in Matupi yesterday.
Two candidates were on the ballot, including a candidate from the Chin League for Democracy and a candidate from the National League for Democracy, as eligible voters cast their votes at 70 polling stations in Matupi Township yesterday.
A total of 8,315 men and 9,047 women are eligible for voting in the by-election in Mautupi. — Matupi Township IPRD

By-election in Tamu Township

People line up for casting vote in Tamu. Photo:  Myo Win Tun
People line up for casting vote in Tamu. Photo:
Myo Win Tun

By-Elections for a vacant seat in the Sagaing Region Hluttaw were also held in Tamu yesterday.
Over 35,400 people were eligible to vote in the By-Elections in the township, and the voting were held at 38 polling stations beginning at 6 am yesterday. Over 140 police and members of the auxiliary fire brigade provided security at the polling stations.
Observers from ANFREL and Peace election observation organizations visited the polling stations. Also, over 1,100 voters cast advanced votes on 1 and 2 November. — Myo Win Tun (Monywa)

By-election in Oattwin Township

Officials prepare to count ballots at a polling station in Toungoo.  Photo: Thura (Toungoo)
Officials prepare to count ballots at a polling station in Toungoo.  Photo: Thura (Toungoo)

By-Elections for a vacant seat for the Bago Region Hluttaw were held in Oattwin yesterday.
People from 22 village-tracts cast their votes at 71 polling stations beginning at 6 am yesterday, and over 59,000 people are eligible to cast vote in the by-elections in the township. — Thura (Toungoo)

By-election in Thabeikkyin Township

Voters fill in  forms to draw their ballots. Photo: IPRD
Voters fill in forms to draw their ballots. Photo: IPRD

The By-Elections for two vacant seats for Mandalay Region Hluttaw and for a representative for Shan ethnic affairs were held in Thabeikkyin Township yesterday.
A total of 49,749 are eligible for voting in the By-Elections for the two vacant seats. For the seat of Mandalay Region Hluttaw, seven candidates were on the ballot, including each candidate from the National League for Democracy, the National Democratic Force, the National Unity Party, the Union Farmers-Labour Force, the Union Solidarity and Development party, the National United Democratic party and the Democratic Party (Myanmar).— Township IPRD

Seat for Shan Ethnic affairs of Mandalay Region Hluttaw

A voter casts his ballot in the by-election in Thabeikkyin, Mandalay Region. Photo: IPRD
A voter casts his ballot in the by-election in Thabeikkyin, Mandalay Region. Photo: IPRD

For the seat for a representative for Shan ethnic affairs, six candidates were on the ballot in Thabeikkyin, including each candidate from the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party, the National League for Democracy, the Union Solidarity and Development Party and the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy and one independent candidate.
Eligible voters cast their votes at 47 polling stations in Matupi Township yesterday. — Township IPRD

By-election in Yangon West District’s Seikkan Township

By-Elections for a vacant seat in the Yangon Region Hluttaw were held in Seikkan Township in Yangon West District yesterday.
International observers, diplomats, journalists and delegates from political parties observed the voting.
Over 1,400 eligible voters cast their votes at the polling stations in the By-Elections in the township. Aung Myint (IPRD)

By-election in Yathedaung Township

A man casts his ballot in Yathedaung. Photo: IPRD
A man casts his ballot in Yathedaung. Photo: IPRD

By-Elections for a vacant seat in the Rakhine State Hluttaw were held in constituency-2 of Yathedaung yesterday.
Four candidates were on the ballot, including U Khin Than Maung from the National League for Democracy, U Maung Hla Myint from Arakan National Party and U Thein Maung from Arakan League for Democracy, along with one independent candidate.
For the by-elections, three polling stations in Yathedaung and 83 polling stations in village-tracts, totalling 86, were set up in the township. There were 52,300 eligible voters for the by-elections in the
township.
Media and observers were also present at the polling stations. — Rakhine State IPRD

By-election in Minbu Township

By-Elections for a vacant seat in the Magway Region Hluttaw were held in constituency-2 of Minbu, Magway Region, yesterday. Five candidates were on the ballot, including candidates from the National League for Democracy, the Union Solidarity and Development Party, and the National United Democratic Party and two independent candidates. For the by-elections, 96 polling stations were set up in Minbu and village-tracts. Officials of the Magway region, district and township sub-election commissions inspected the polling stations. — Ye Win Naing (NyaungU)

 

 

 

 

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