NLD wins 9 seats out of 19 in by-election
Myanmar Times

The ruling party National League for Democracy (NLD) won 9 out of the 19 seats vacant in Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw, State and Region Hluttaw in April 1 by-election.

The NLD’s secured 8 out of the 12 seats in Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw.

In Shan state, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) won all six seats – two in the Lower House and four in the state legislature - in Monghsu and Kyethi townships.

NLD only managed to win a state legislature seat in the Nyaung Shwe township. USDP also won a state legislature seat in Kengtung.

In Mon state’s Chaungzone township, the recent NLD proposal to name a bridge connecting the township and the state capital, Mawlamyine after General Aung San, which sparked protests by locals, appeared to have cost NLD. The party lost the Pyithu Hluttaw seat to USDP.

In Kayah state’s Hpruso township, the state legislature seat – the only seat NLD did not contest – went to All Nationals’ Democracy Party (Kayah State) candidate U The Re.

In Rakhine state, the Arakan National Party won the Ann township’s Pyithu Hluttaw seat, where USDP won the second highest votes, followed by NLD in third.

In Yangon, NLD won four Lower House seats (New Dagon (East), New Dagon (Seikkan), Hlaingtharyar and Kawhmu townships) and one Upper House seat (Htanglang Township in Chin state).