Suu Kyi’s party announces election nominees

Myanmar’s opposition National League for Democracy (NLD) has announced the first batch of nominees to contest in the forthcoming general election, scheduled for November.

On Saturday, Myanmar’s opposition party, led by Aung San Suu Kyi, nominated 792 people to contest in forthcoming election scheduled for Nov. 8.

The nation’s election commission has designated a total of 1,171 constituencies across the country for vote for four levels of parliament representatives.

Suu Kyi herself will compete in the constituency of Kawmhuu, a township in Yangon region, from where she won the 2012 by-election as a representative to the House of Representatives.

A total of 89 political parties are registered with the Union Election Commission and the number of parties qualified to run the election is yet to be announced.

The 2015 general election is to produce parliamentary representatives to the next term of parliament, and the next government is expected to be formed in early 2016.

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