Kachin ethnic party to make alliance with opposition NLD


The Kachin State National Congress for Democracy (KNCD) will form an alliance with Myanmar’s key opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), Sisi Nawger,  secretary of KNCD party, told Eleven Media.

“KNCD will ally with NLD as the same way we did in 1990. We haven’t complete the legal formalities for the alliance. But we usually meet with NLD members in Myitkyina Township. As we have the same aims with NLD, negotiation can be easy,” said Sisi Nawger.

The KNCD is headquartered in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State in northern Myanmar. Founded in 1949, it won the largest and second largest votes in their region in 1952, 1956 and 1990 elections.

The ethnic party along with all other members of United Nationalities Alliance_ a coalition of ethnic political parties_ did not participate in 2010 Election.

“In 2010, both Daw Suu [Aung San Suu Kyi, chairperson of NLD] and UNA’s chairperson Khun Tun Oo were under arrest. So, the ethnic parties did not participate in the election. Now that the ethnic parties are allowed to register, we might enter alliance with the NLD,” said Sisi Nawger.

The party registration of KNCD was approved on October 22. Party campaigns will be launched soon, said Sisi Nawger.

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