UEC Chairman receives professor emeritus Cardi Jackson

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Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Thein Soe received Cardi Jackson, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, John Hopkins University, USA, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
During the meeting, Professor Emeritus Cardi Jackson asked about the implementation of the Union Election Commission in accordance with the five-point roadmap of the State Administration Council, its further plans and the conditions for the election.
UEC Chairman U Thein Soe said the commission and the political parties discussed the current situation of the UEC and agreed to change the system of proportional representation suitable for Myanmar. Relevant laws and rules are being amended and focus is put on the accuracy of voter lists and verifying the census on the ground, screening and preparation of are being carried out, he continued. He added that training is being conducted for the staff at the commission and sub-commissions levels to hold free and fair elections.
The Chairman also said that local and foreign observers will be invited in holding elections, and the commission will make free and fair elections acceptable to the political parties, representatives, and voters. Although the Tatmadaw assumed State responsibility under the circumstances, it formed the UEC with non-partisans and experienced people to carry to comply with the five-point roadmap, focusing on holding elections, he said. The country needs stability and peace to hold elections. He said the commission would work for a free and fair multiparty democratic general election under the law.
The professor emeritus said he was impressed by the UEC’s efforts and preparations and that he will send a message back to the international community.
This cordial meeting was attended by members of the UEC and officials from the commission office. — MNA

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