UEC chairman receives US professor and students

Chairman U Tin Aye meets Professor James Fearon and party of international policy studies from Stanford University, USA.
Chairman U Tin Aye meets Professor James Fearon and party of international policy studies from Stanford University, USA.

Chairman U Tin Aye of Union Election Commission received Professor James Fearon and 23 students of international policy studies from Stanford University, the USA, at the UEC office on Wednesday.
At the meeting, the UEC chairman said that the role and responsibilities of the commission are the foundation for democratic transition and the commission successfully held elections in 2010 and 2012.
Political parties, civil society organizations, the media and international organizations are cooperating for the free and fair elections while rules are being amended for transparency of the election process, according to the chairman.
He said that the code of conduct for international observers has been developed and codes of conduct for political parties and the media are being drafted.
The professor and the students raised questions on challenges for 2015 general election, voter education, measures for transparency, campaigning and campaign funds, postponing elections, election monitoring, peace process and its impacts on elections, and the chairman and officials of the UEC responded to their queries.
In his concluding remarks, the chairman explained the election system, the voting system, collection of voters’ list, measures taken for voter training and education by sub-commissions, political parties and CSOs.
Present at the meeting were Secretary U Tin Tun and commission members including U Myint Naing, U Aung Myint, Dr Daw Myint Kyi, U Nyunt Tin, U Win Kyi and U Win Ko.

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