New political party registered to contest in Chin State, Sagaing Region
10 July 2015 — The Union Election Commission granted the registration to a new political party that will contest the upcoming general election in Chin State.
The Zo Ethnic Region Development Party, headquartered in Rangoon, received its new official status yesterday.
Kham En Nang, a leader of the party, said that they would try to stand for election in Tedim and Tonzang townships in Chin State, and Kalay and Tamu townships in Sagaing Region.
He added that the party would focus on increasing awareness of the name ‘Zo’ among the Chin and on regional development.
The UEC this week announced the 8th of November as the date for the general election in the country.
Sources confirm that at least 13 political parties are to contest in Chin State although detailed information on the total number and their candidates is not available yet.
According to the announcements by the UEC, there are 330 constituencies for the Lower House (Pyithu Hluttaw), 168 for the Upper House (Amyotha Hluttaw), 644 for region or state Hluttaws and 29 for region or state Hluttaws for national races.#