Democratic Party (Myanmar)

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Democratic Party
ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ပါတီ
Abbreviation DP
Chairman U Thu Wai[1]
Secretary-General Daw Than Than Nu
Spokesperson U Hla Myint
Vice-Chairman U Tin Swe
Secretary Daw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein
Founded 1988 (1988)
Headquarters Pazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Ideology Liberal democracy[1]
Seats in the Mandalay Region Hluttaw
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Party flag
Democratic Party of Myanmar Flag.png
Website
Official website

The Democratic Party (Burmese: ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ပါတီ, pronounced [dìmòkəɹɛʔtɪʔ pàtì]; abbreviated DP) is a political party in Myanmar (Burma), founded in 1988. It was formally registered in May 2010, with its headquarters in Pazundaung Township, Yangon.[2]

The party's chairman is U Thu Wai,[1] a former political prisoner. The party's secretaries, Mya Than Than Nu and Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein, are the daughters of U Nu (former prime minister) and Kyaw Nyein (former deputy prime minister) , all well-known Burmese political leaders in the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League.[3]

The party contested in the 2010 general election, winning 3 seats in the State and Regional Hluttaws. The party won only a single seat in the 2015 general election, out of the 52 seats it contested.[4] U Aung Shwe, the party's candidate representing Chan Aye Thar San Township for the Mandalay Region Hluttaw, won a majority of the votes, because that the candidate representing the National League for Democracy was rejected before the election.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Democratic Party of Myanmar - About
  2. ^ "Democratic Party (Myanmar)". Election 2010. Mizzima. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Ko Htwe (11 August 2010). "Democratic Party Complains of Intimidation". Burma Election 2010. The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Election Parties 2015: Democratic Party". Myanmar Times. The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Khin Su Wai. "Who saw that coming? An astrologer enters the next Mandalay Region hluttaw". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.