Shan Nationalities Democratic Party

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Shan Nationalities Democratic Party
ရှမ်းတိုင်းရင်းသားများ ဒီမိုကရက်တစ်ပါတီ
AbbreviationSNDP
ChairmanSai Ai Pao
Vice-ChairmanSai Saung Si
General SecretarySai Hla Kyaw
Founded8 April 2010 (13 years ago) (2010-04-08)
HeadquartersSouth Okkalapa Township, Yangon Region
IdeologyShan interests
Conservatism
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
0 / 224
Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
0 / 440
Seats in the Shan State Hluttaw
1 / 151
Election symbol
Party flag

The Shan Nationalities Democratic Party (Burmese: ရှမ်းတိုင်းရင်းသားများ ဒီမိုကရက်တစ် ပါတီ [ʃáɴ táɪɴjɪ́ɴðámjá dìmòkərɛʔtɪʔ pàtì]; abbreviated SNDP), also known as the White Tiger Party or Kya Phyu Party[1] is a political party in Myanmar (Burma).[2]

Unlike the similarly named Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD), the party prefers the status quo of 7 states and 7 regions, rather than the SNLD's preference for a federal system with 8 states.[3]

History[edit]

The party was formally registered in April 2010. The party's headquarters are in South Okkalapa Township, Yangon, and its chairman is Sai Ai Pao. In the 2010 general election, the party contested seats in Shan State, Kachin State and the Mandalay Region. After the 2010 general election, the two SNDP representatives in the Shan State Hluttaw, Sai Ai Pao and Sai Naw Kham, were appointed ethnic affairs ministers of Shan State.

In December 2011, the party's head office moved to Taunggyi, the capital of Shan State.

House of Nationalities (Amyotha Hluttaw)[edit]

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
2010
3 / 224
496,039 Increase3 seat; Opposition Sai Ai Pao
(after) 2012
4 / 224
Increase1 seats; Opposition Sai Ai Pao

House of Representatives (Pyithu Hluttaw)[edit]

Election Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Election leader
2010
18 / 440
508,780 2.44% Decrease5 seats; Opposition Sai Ai Pao
(after) 2012
18 / 440
Steady; Opposition Sai Ai Pao

By-election[edit]

Election Seats up for election Seats contested by party Contested seats won Contested seats lost Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election
2012 37 (Pyithu) / 5 (Amyotha) 1 (Pyithu) / 3 (Amyotha) 0 (Pyithu) / 1 (Amyotha) 1 (Pyithu) / 2 (Amyotha) 1 seat gain from USDP
2014 13 (Pyithu) / 6 (Amyotha)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "White Tiger party to contest in five seats in coming by-elections". Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 23 August 2011.
  2. ^ "Shan Nationalities Democratic Party". Archived from the original on 22 August 2010. Retrieved 21 August 2010.
  3. ^ Myint, Sithu Aung. "Sai Ai Pao, Chairman of the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party". Frontier Myanmar. Retrieved 31 December 2015.