NLD, USDP win election suits

30 September 2017
NLD, USDP win election suits

According to the news released by Union Election Commission, the National League for Democracy (NLD) party won five suits and Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) won one suit in 2017 by-elections complaints on election results.
The Union Commission handed down its judgment on last complaint on September 28 and this final figure was revealed.
In this last suit, Dr. Win Myint Aung from USDP filed a suit against NLD candidate Nyunt Aung who won in this by-poll and finally the commission dismissed the complaint petition and declared the NLD candidate was the winner of this constituency.
A total of six complaint petitions of the 2017 by-elections were filed with the Election Commission and hearings on these suits by two electoral tribunals began on June 12 and this process lasted a total over 3 months, according to the commission.
The 2017 By-elections were held on April 1, 2017 for 19 vacant seats in 22 townships.