Democratic Party (Myanmar)

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Democratic Party
ChairmanU Thu Wai[1]
Secretary-GeneralDaw Than Than Nu
SpokespersonU Hla Myint
Vice-ChairmanU Tin Swe
SecretaryDaw Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein
Founded1988 (1988)
HeadquartersPazundaung Township, Yangon, Myanmar
IdeologyLiberal democracy[1]
Seats in the Mandalay Region Hluttaw
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The Democratic Party (Burmese: ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ပါတီ, pronounced [dìmòkəɹɛʔtɪʔ pàtì]; abbreviated DP) is a political party in Myanmar (Burma), founded in 1988. It was formally registered in May 2010, with its headquarters in Pazundaung Township, Yangon.[2]

The party's chairman is U Thu Wai,[1] a former political prisoner. The party's secretaries, Mya Than Than Nu and Cho Cho Kyaw Nyein, are the daughters of U Nu (former prime minister) and Kyaw Nyein (former deputy prime minister), all well-known Burmese political leaders in the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League.[3]

The party contested in the 2010 general election, winning 3 seats in the State and Regional Hluttaws. The party won only a single seat in the 2015 general election, out of the 52 seats it contested.[4] U Aung Shwe, the party's candidate representing Chan Aye Thar San Township for the Mandalay Region Hluttaw, won a majority of the votes, because that the candidate representing the National League for Democracy was rejected before the election.[5]


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  2. ^ "Democratic Party (Myanmar)". Election 2010. Mizzima. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 9 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. ^ Ko Htwe (11 August 2010). "Democratic Party Complains of Intimidation". Burma Election 2010. The Irrawaddy. Archived from the original on 28 September 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  4. ^ "Election Parties 2015: Democratic Party". Myanmar Times. The Myanmar Times. Archived from the original on 17 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  5. ^ Khin Su Wai. "Who saw that coming? An astrologer enters the next Mandalay Region hluttaw". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 18 November 2015.