ElectionGudie

Nov. 8, 2020 Confirmed

Myanmar

Union of Myanmar

Election for Pyithu Hluttaw (Myanmarese House of Representatives)

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At stake in this election:

  • The 330 elected seats in the House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw)

 

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Win MYINT
  • Head of Government: President Win MYINT
  • Myanmar has a bicameral Assembly of the Union (Pyidaungsu), which consists of the House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw) with 224 seats and the House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw) with 440 seats.

 

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is indirectly elected by parliament.
  • In the House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw), 168 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies and 56 members are appointed from the military. All members serve five year terms.  In the House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw), 330 members are elected by absolute majority vote in single-member constituencies and 110 members are appointed from the military to serve five year terms.**

 

Main Parties in this Election:

  • Party: National League for Democracy (NLD)
    • Leader: Aung San Suu Kyi
    • Seats won in last election: 135 / 255
  • Party: Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP)
    • Leader: Than Htay
    • Seats won in last election: 11 / 29
  • Party: Arakan National Party (ANP)
    • Leader: Thar Tun Hla
    • Seats won in last election: 10 / 22
  • Party: Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD)
    • Leader: Hkun Htun Oo
    • Seats won in last election: 3 / 12
  • Party: Ta'ang National Party (TNP)
    • Leader: U Aik Mone
    • Seats won in last election: 2 / 3
  • Party: Zomi Congress for Democracy
    • Leader: Pu Chin Sian Thang
    • Seats won in last election: 2 / 2
  • Party: Mon National Party (MNP)
    • Leader: Naing Ngwe Thein
    • Seats won in last election: 1 / 0
  • Party: National Unity Party (NUP)
    • Leader: U Than Tin
    • Seats won in last election: 1 / 0
  • Party: Pa-O National Organisation
    • Leader: Khun Aung Kham Hti
    • Seats won in last election: 1 / 0
  • Party: All Mon Region Democracy Party (AMRDP)
    • Leader: Nai Hla Aung
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Party: Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (SNDP)
    • Leader: Sai Ai Pao
    • Seats won in last election: 0 / 12