CNP renamed Chin National Democratic Party
08 February 2014: The Union Election Commission of Burma has granted the Chin National Party (CNP) permission to change its name to the Chin National Democratic Party (CNDP).
The UEC said in its announcement on Thursday that the Chin political party was officially renamed as of 5 February 2014 after having been scrutinized in conformity with the law.
Salai Ceu Bik Thawng, General Secretary, said: “We will call a Central Committee meeting in the near future to discuss our leadership. We may have to reshuffle the committee as some Central Executive Committee members and MPs from the Chin Progressive Party (CPP) will join the party.”
However, the party does not disclose information about the new would-be members.
He also said that a special party conference will be held in order to find ways in which Chin national interests rather than personal or party interests can be met more effectively.
Salai Myo Chit, Secretary-III, commented that they would start travelling soon to different areas including Chin State, Arakan State and Sagaing Region to focus on the party’s campaign.
The party came up with the new name after its initial application submitted on 30 November 2013 under the name of ‘Chin National Progressive Party’ was opposed.
Both CNP and CPP had made attempts to merge into a single political party ahead of the upcoming 2015 General Election but the process has not seen a successful merger as of today.#