The Union Election Commission held a meeting with 53 political parties at its headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The UEC Chairman explained the announcement of the State of Emergency on 1 February as per Section 417 of the State Constitution, and transferred the powers of legislation, administration and judiciary by the Acting President to the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services in accordance with Section 418 (a). Since then, it is deemed that legislative works of all Hluttaws and their respective committees have been suspended, and the respective Hluttaws have been revoked automatically on the day when their terms have ended.
The State Administration Council also reconstituted the UEC and tasked it with investigating the possible voter fraud, and the new commission began scrutiny on the issue on 5 February.
He also explained the announcements of his commission on the findings of voting figures for 8 townships in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, 2 townships in Mandalay Region, the printing of ballot papers, possible legal actions against forming committees representing Hluttaws.
After the UEC completed the first of five future programmes, it will organize the free and fair general elections in which citizens, associate citizens, naturalized citizens who have been 18 years old and eligible for voting could cast their votes.
He also said the UEC would cooperate with political parties in organizing successful and better elections.
The representatives from political parties asked for the process of collecting voter lists, voting of the voters outside their constituencies for more than 90 days, security and the rule of law, amendment of the electoral system, legal actions against formation of committees representing Hluttaws, and successful holding of multiparty democracy elections in free and fair procedures.—MNA