UEC, CSOs break deadlocks between them

UEC Chairman U Tin Aye highlights election observation in meeting with civil society organizations.—mna
UEC Chairman U Tin Aye highlights election observation in meeting with civil society organizations.—MNA

Yangon, 16 Feb —The Union Election Commission and civil society organizations have gained an understanding of each other as both sides have relaxed some strict rules for observing the upcoming General Elections, breaking some deadlocks between them.
During the meeting between UEC and CSOs Monday in Yangon, the UEC has agreed that the election observers should submit their reports on election observation to the commission  instead of the requirement to  submit their reports, said U Han Shin Win, an advocate of Bade Dha Moe, who participated in the meeting.
CSOs have felt that the UEC have abolished some strict rules and has removed burdens from the CSOs during the meeting, said Chan Nyein Aung, a participant from the Charity Oriented Myanmar.
Chairman of the Union Election Commission U Tin Aye has pledged that the UEC will make utmost efforts for holding the free and fair general elections which is slated to be held in last week of October or in first week of November 2015.
He also called on political parties to cooperate with the UEC and to do check and balance each other so that the election can become a free and fair one.
In his opening address at the meeting, the chairman has also invited the CSOs to cooperate in voters’ registration, voter training and voter education in accordance with the rules and regulations of the general election law and instructions of the UEC.  U Tin Aye has urged the CSOs to be free from party bias as they have been permitted to observe from voters registration to objection to voting.
Representatives from 55 CSOs and 11 international non-governmental organizations attended the meeting with the Union Election Commission. — GNLM

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