Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Buthidaung, Arakan State: Villagers have accused township officials of harassment for not supporting Union Solidarity and Development Party(USDP) candidates in Sunday’s national election, according to an election watchdog group in Maungdaw.
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Maungdaw, Arakan State: The leading Union Solidarity and Development Party candidate in northern Arakan State, Aung Zaw Win, left for Naypyidaw this morning as news spread that unofficial results show a sizable victory for the National Democratic Party for Development, according to an election watchdog group in Maungdaw.
Read more: USDP’s Aung Zaw Win returns to Naypyidaw in defeat

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Election Commission officials and township authorities in Maungdaw admitted today that the National Democratic Party for Development (NDPD) swept to victory in Sunday’s national election, according to an official at the Election Commission office.
Read more: NDPD wins unofficial landslide in Maungdaw

Maungdaw, Arakan State: Widespread voter intimidation and violations of election law have been reported throughout Maungdaw as residents of Arakan State voted in today’s national election.
Read more: Violations of election law reported in Arakan State

Maungdaw, Arakan State: The Union Solidarity and Development Party(USDP) was expected to distribute a statement signed by 87 religious leaders (Maulana) to villagers in rural areas urging them to support the Burmese junta-backed party, according to an election watchdog group in Maungdaw.
Read more: USDP uses religious leaders to ensure election victory