Myanmar opposition secures 490 seats in parliament: election — Commission

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Yangon – Myanmar’s opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), has so far secured 490 parliamentary seats at three levels in the next term of the parliament.

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This is contained in an up-date election result released by the Union Election Commission on Wednesday evening in Yangon.

The commission said of the 490 seats out of 573 so far occupied by the NLD, 179 were in the House of Representatives (Lower House), 77 in the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and 234 in the Region or State Parliament.

It said further that of the 47 seats taken by the ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), 17 were in the House of Representatives, four in the House of Nationalities, and 26 in the Region or State Parliament.

USDP was signified by the re-winning of a seat of the House of Representatives by current Vice President U Nyan Tun, who competed in Zeegone, Bago region constituency to represent the party.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]It said the remaining 33 parliamentary seats went to some ethnic parties and two independents candidates.

It said of the ethnic parties, Shan National League for Democracy (SNLD) shares the most with 18 of which 11 in the House of Representatives and seven in the Region or State Parliament.

The commission has so far announced 573 elected parliament representatives. Of them, 216 were elected to the Houses of Representatives, 83 to the House of Nationalities and 274 to the Region or State Parliament.

It said the election result would continue to be released by the election commission on a daily basis. (Xinhua/NAN)

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