Ta’ang National Party Claims ‘Likely’ Victory in Three Northern Shan State Townships

Monday, November 9, 2020

The chairperson of the Ta’ang National Party (TNP) has claimed that the party is on track to win electoral representation in constituencies in Namkham, Manton and Kutkai townships in northern Shan State.

“We are likely to win in Namkham and Manton… our situation is good in Constituency 1 in Kutkai,” chair Nyi Sein told NMG. “At the moment, we have won 75 percent of votes in Namkham but the votes are still being counted. I think we will win in Namkham and Manton. I am not sure about other townships.”

He added that in Lashio and Kyaukme townships, the Ta’ang party did not perform as well.

“In Lashio, we have gotten less than 50 percent of ballots at the moment. We haven’t gotten enough votes in Kyaukme, either. We are closely monitoring the election results in other townships,” Nyi Sen said.

Official results for rural areas had not been announced by the respective election commissions at the time of reporting.

A total of 36 TNP candidates ran for election in 10 Shan State townships in Burma’s general election on November 8. Ten ran for Lower House seats, six for Upper House seats, and 20 for state parliament seats.

The TNP won representation in 12 constituencies in Shan State in the 2015 general election.

The Union Election Commission (UEC) fully canceled voting in this year’s election in six Shan State townships and partially in 17 townships, including in village tracts in Kyaukme, Kutkai and Manton.