Election Competition in Mon State Heating Up

Representative from the All Mon Region Democracy Party (AMRDP) say the party plans to delay sending in its Hluttaw [candidate list] as long as possible, to avoid drawing notice from government-run political groups.

According to a vice campaign organizer, the AMRDP is withholding its candidate list because it fears that early announcements of its candidates will cause the government-backed social organization called the Union Solidarity and Development Association (USDA) to update its own candidate list, in order to be more attractive to voters this November, when the association with reportedly transforming into a political group.

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