UEC Chairman receives Russian State Duma delegation

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UEC Chair U Thein Soe receives the Russian State Duma delegation yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.

Union Election Commission Chairman U Thein Soe received a delegation led by Sholban Kara-Ool, Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, at the reception hall of the UEC office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
During the meeting, the UEC Chairman discussed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Union Election Commission and the Central Election Commission of the Russian Federation in relation to election matters.
He explained the preparations for holding free and fair elections, the conditions for applying the proportional representation system in the elections to be held, and the verification of political party establishment and registration rights.
Next, the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Mr Sholban Kara-Ool clarified the organization of the Duma and its operations and said that the relations between Russia and Myanmar have had good traditions for 75 years. The two countries have cooperated since ancient times and will continue to cooperate in the future, he added.
He went on to say that Russia respects and always supports Myanmar’s sovereignty and asked what he wanted to know.
The UEC chairman said that the constitutions enacted by the states must be drafted to match the situation of the country respective.
He also said that the state will conduct free and fair elections for the political parties and parliamentary candidates who will compete in the elections.
He continued that the weaknesses of the last elections have been analyzed and laws have been implemented to prevent vote fraud in the upcoming elections.
Political parties will also have the right to observe and cooperate with the voting process.
The commission will deal with all political parties in accordance with the law and will check whether the establishment and registration of political parties will have to be conducted in accordance with the law.
Any political party that violates the laws will be dealt with and it is important for political parties not to have foreign influences.
Political parties are responsible for the legislative and administrative sectors, and Myanmar, which is still a young democracy, must work hard to turn out good political parties and good people, he stated.
He continued that the Union Election Commission will coordinate with the Central Election Commission of Russia and cooperate in election-related matters, and they had a friendly and open discussion.
Members of the Union Election Commission and officials from the commission office attended the meeting. —MNA/KZL

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