Chin National League for Democracy

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Chin National League for Democracy
Founded1989 (1989)
HeadquartersChin State
IdeologyChin interests
Seats in the House of Nationalities
0 / 224
Seats in the House of Representatives
0 / 440
Seats in the Chin State Hluttaw
1 / 20
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The Chin National League for Democracy (CNLD) is a political party in Myanmar seeking to represent the interests of the Chin people.


Following the reintroduction of multi-party democracy after the 8888 Uprising, the CNLD contested 13 seats in the 1990 general elections.[1] It received 0.4% of the vote, winning three seats:[2] U.C.K. Taikwell in Falam 1, Za Hlei Thang in Falam 2 and U Shein Pe Ling in Mindat.[3]

The party was banned by the military government on 18 March 1992, but was a member of the government-in-exile.[4]

The party did not contest the 2010 general elections.[5]


  1. ^ Robert H Taylor (2009) The State in Myanmar, NUS Press
  2. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p615 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  3. ^ 1990 multi-party democracy general elections Democratic Voice of Burma
  4. ^ Brief biographies of elected MPs
  5. ^ Chin Progressive Party not to waste poll advantage Archived 5 January 2016 at the Wayback Machine Network for Human Rights

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