UEC, CSOs discuss successful holding of 2020 General Elections

UEC Chairman U Hla Thein delivers the speech at the Seminar on Vision 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
UEC Chairman U Hla Thein delivers the speech at the Seminar on Vision 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Election stakeholders participated in the Seminar on Vision 2020 held at the Shwe San Eain Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in the elections also attended the discussions concerning the five key points that were essential for proper elections in Myanmar.
Union Election Commission Chairman U Hla Thein first addressed the seminar. He said the UEC and CSOs must work closely together to ensure that the 2020 General Elections became an important milestone of Myanmar’s democratic transition. He said the UEC was working for the upcoming elections to be free, fair and transparent while being in line with the 5 norms in order for the results to be in line with the people’s expectations.
U Hla Thein said the UEC’s Strategic Plan (2019-2022) encompassed equal and inclusive participation for women, ethnic people, people living with disabilities and other minority groups. He said all the sub commissions were working with the utmost vigilance to ensure that the advance voting process was transparent and complied with existing laws. He said Hluttaw candidates also needed to adhere to the law when submitting election expenses.
He added that domestic and international observation groups would be permitted to monitor the 2020 General Elections.
U Hla Thein said that this was a time when the cooperation of the Union Government, the citizens and political parties of Myanmar was needed for establishing a Federal Democratic Republic together. He urged everyone to be model citizens and to shoulder whatever duties that might be entrusted on them to ensure the success of the 2020 General Elections. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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