The National League for Democracy (NLD) is likely to win most of the seats in southern Arakan State constituencies and around three seats in northern Arakan State in the upcoming election, predicted the NLD Sittwe District’s Chairman U Thinkhar Kyaw according to a Narinjara report.
“The NLD was attacked by the Arakan people after 2012 and people started to have better views towards the party in 2014. We have been cooperating with other parties and social organizations for matters relating to Arakan State,” said U Thinkhar Kyaw.
The NLD has taken steps to reach out to the general public in northern Arakan State where a nationalist movement has been active.
The NLD’s chairperson Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will arrive in Thandwe on 16 October as part of her trip to Thandwe, Toungup, and Gwa. All NLD candidates running in Arakan State have been invited to Thandwe by October 15th. The NLD won three seats in Arakan State in the 1990 Election. Meanwhile, armed clashes with ethnic armies across large areas of Myanmar are slowing the work of political campaigns as the country prepares for national elections.
Fighting in Kachin State between the Kachin Independence Army (KIA) and government troops has closed roads and made travel dangerous, Htun Aung Khine, an election commission officer for Kachin state, said.