Late Sunday night, NLD officials were cautiously jubilant, saying they may have won 44 constituencies in the historic by-election that places Aung San Suu Kyi in the center of opposition politics in Burma. Their forecast was based on unofficial results.
Aung San Suu Kyi issued a National League for Democracy (NLD) notification for all NLD candidates to be gracious in victory, and to be prepared to work with other opposition parties and the ruling government.
The Union Election Commission said the official results would be certified in about one week. Continue reading “Live By-Election Coverage ::NLD says it may have won 44 seats in Parliament”
Lashio The daughter of Quarter # 5 polling station chief was ticking the ballots for the voters for 10 minutes. She stopped after a party watcher went up to her and warned.
Boxes carrying advance votes arrived there before the polling station was opened, as required by law. Another batch of advance vote boxes arrived at 07:30. The NLD watcher asked the polling station chief not to accept them, but he did nevertheless.
At Quarter # 4, there were very few civilian voters, as the polling station was set up for the military (LIB 522) and their families. Both the NLD and SNDP did not place watchers there. (Advance vote boxes failed to arrive at Polling Station # 4 at 08:45, prompting NLD to protest.)
At Quarter # 3 polling station, there are few voters. Continue reading “Shan State Poll Watch-Lashio 15.00”