Candidates Line-Up for 2010 Race
18 August 2010: The election landscape is shaping up in Chin State with some details emerging about party candidacies and their nominees. With the junta having set the much-anticipated election date for November 7, political parties are now scrambling to designate their candidates for the two Houses of National Parliament, as well as, the Chin State Legislature.
Four political parties are contesting in Thantlang Township: Chin National Party (CNP), Union Democratic Party (UDP), Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), and National Unity Party (NUP).
Information received by Chinland Guardian indicates that all four political parties, with the exception of the Union Democratic Party (UDP), have designated their candidates for contests in Thanlang Township, which receives a total of four seats according to constituencies designated by the Election Commission.
On November 7, voters will be voting simultaneously for both the National Parliament and State Legislature. In Chin State, nine lower House parliamentary (Pyithu Hluttaw) seats are up for grabs by ‘civilian’ parties while another 12 seats are designated for the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw).
The number of seats contestable by civilian parties for the Chin State Legislature is set at 18 with six more seats being reserved for army appointees, bringing the total number of the State Legislative Members to 24.
The following is the list of candidates with their corresponding parties and office to which candidates seek to get elected.
|No.||Name of Candidate||Party||Office Sought|
|1||Dr. Hmuh Thang||USDP||Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House)|
|2||Pu Thang Ding||NUP||Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House)|
|3||Pu Robin||CNP||Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House)|
|4||(Not yet designated)||UDP||Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House)|
|5||Pu Thang Thai||CNP||Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)|
|6||Pu Ngun Hram||USDP||Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)|
|7||Pu Hrang Hlun/Pu Hmung Kio*||USDP||Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)|
|8||Pu Tha Nawn||NUP||Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House)|
|9||Pu Lal Maung Cung||CNP||Pyine Hluttaw (State Legislature)|
|10||Pu Sui Thio||USDP||Pyine Hluttaw (State Legislature)|
|11||Pu Van Za Rung||NUP||Pyine Hluttaw (State Legislature)|
|12||(Not yet Designated)||UDP||Pyine Hluttaw (State Legislature)|
[*Candidate yet to be chosen between the two]