Myanmar’s Union Election Commission (UEC) on Wednesday announced to hold the 2020 General Election on Nov. 8 this year.
The commission also issued the dates to enlist representatives for respective constituencies from July 20 to Aug. 7 while scrutiny of contestants list will be done on Aug. 11 to 17.
The date for the campaigns will be announced after the list of the contestants is confirmed.
A total of 330 constituencies will contest for the House of Representatives (Lower House) while 168 constituencies for the House of Nationalities (Upper House), 644 constituencies for state or region parliaments and 29 constituencies for ethnic minority for state or region parliaments, said the commission’s recent announcement.
About 37 million people are eligible to vote in the upcoming general election and 97 political parties are registered to take part in the election.
Myanmar’s previous general election was held on Nov. 8, 2015, in which Aung San Suu Kyi-led National League for Democracy (NLD) won the absolute majority of the parliamentary seats and has run the government since April 2016.
The five-year term of the incumbent NLD government will end in March 2021.
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