Union Election Commission holds International Youth Day in Yangon

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UEC member U Myint Naing delivers the speech at the ceremony to commemorate 2018 International Youth Day in Yangon. Photo: MNA

Union Election Commission (UEC) held a ceremony to commemorate 2018 International Youth Day together with International Foundation of Electoral System (IFES), Hornbill and Myanmar Network Organization for the Free and Fair Elections (MYNFREL) at Union Election Commission Yangon branch office yesterday morning.
UEC member U Myint Naing delivered a speech at the ceremony attended by officials from UEC office, Yangon Region election sub-commission, MYNFREL, Hornbill and Myanmar Independent Living Initiative (MILI) and about 140 youth trainees who will be voting for the first time.
In his speech at the ceremony, U Myint Naing said youths who reach 18 years on 2020 will be voting for the first time in the 2020 general election. For these youths to vote properly and to participate enthusiastically in the process, the commission is conducting election information works all over the country together with social organisations and youth networks. Youths are made to understand the importance of voting in the democracy process. There are a considerable number of first time voters in the 2020 general election and they will influence the outcome of the election. That is why UEC is informing and connecting with youths in order for them to participate in the election process and vote properly said the UEC member. UEC organize the International Youth Day with an aim toward the youths actively participating in election related social organisations and civil society organistions conducting citizen information works.

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