Mon women’s party to contest 15 constituencies

The Woman’s Party (Mon) will contest 15 constituencies in the forthcoming 2015 general elections, and it has already elected its representatives for the contest, said Mi Than Shin, the chairwoman of the Woman’s Party (Mon), reports Burma News International on June 25.

The Woman’s Party (Mon) is based in Mon State, and it is the first all female party registered in Myanmar.

Mi Than Shin, who is also known as Mi Layaing Mon, told BNI: “Two representatives will compete in the area where the majority of Mon people live, in Pegu Division, while three representatives will contest in Tenasserim Division. Across Mon State, 10 representatives will individually compete in ten townships. And, we have to negotiate with the other two Mon political parties.”

However, in an interview with IMNA in the first week of June, Mi Than Shin had said that her party would only compete for three places outside of Mon State.

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