Kayah State Democratic Party

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Kayah State Democratic Party
Founded2017 (2017)
HeadquartersLoikaw, Kayah State
IdeologyKarenni interests
Seats in the House of Nationalities
3 / 224
Seats in the House of Representatives
2 / 440
Seats in the Kayah State Hluttaw
3 / 20

The Kayah State Democratic Party (KySDP) is a de-registered political party in Myanmar seeking to represent the interests of the Karenni people. It was founded in 2017 as a merger between the All Nationals' Democracy Party (Kayah State) [my] and Kayah Unity Democracy Party [my].[1] The KySDP ran 30 candidates in the 2020 general election and won eight seats.[2][3][4] On 28 March 2022, KySDP was officially dissolved by the junta-appointed Union Election Commission, along with 39 other parties.[5]


  1. ^ Soe, Thet Zin (13 November 2020). "Merged ethnic parties perform better in the polls in Myanmar". The Myanmar Times. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  2. ^ Oo, Than Htike (7 August 2020). "Former Kayah State CM will contest as Kayah State Democratic Party candidate". Mizzima Myanmar News and Insight. Retrieved 18 November 2020. KySDP will contest in 30 seats in 2020 general elections from Loikaw, Demoso, Hpruso, Mese, Shadaw, Bawlekhe and Hpasawng township constituencies.
  3. ^ Zue, Zue (10 November 2020). "NLD Wins in Kayah State, But Loses Ground to Ethnic Party". The Irrawaddy. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  4. ^ Khu, Naw Doe Al (18 November 2020). "The Kayah State Democratic Party (KySDP) will only accept NLD's invitation when it can provide precise commitments'". Burma News International. Retrieved 18 November 2020.
  5. ^ "UEC announces dissolution of 40 political parties including NLD and SNLD". Eleven Media Group Co., Ltd. Retrieved 31 March 2023.

External links[edit]