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Welcome to The Myanmar Times live coverage of Myanmar's 2015 Election! Beginning November 8, we've been posting updates from our reporters and photographers in the field as well as quotes, photos, comments from readers, as well as the latest confirmed results from the Union Election Commission. Click here to jump directly to our coverage from Election Day (November 8) and the first release of results, or below to jump by day:
November 8 | Nov 9 | Nov 10 | Nov 11 | Nov 12 | Nov 13 | Nov 15 | State Hluttaw Explainer

We've also published a running list of the Election results, townships, and winners in an interactive spreadsheet. It's a work in progress, so we'll be continuously updating it with new results. You can check it out here. [NOTE: For reference & research purposes only. Please do not reproduce without attributing to: "The Myanmar Times"] 

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Nay Pyi Taw – Ballot recount gives ethnic party a second Amyotha seat – 6:00PM November 25

A ballot recount in Shan State has tugged an Amyotha Hluttaw seat away from the ruling party, and handed it over to the Ta’Arng (Palaung) National Party.

Votes from six villages in Namhsan township were left out of the count, according to the state election commission. Initially, Union Solidarity and Development candidate U Sai Sar Lu was declared the victor of Shan State 5. Full story here.


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 2:20PM November 22 – Final Results, at long last

The final 11 results are in! (well, they were declared at 4:30 on November 20, but we were away from our desks). All 11 seats were from the northern-most Kachin constituencies of Khaunglanhpu and Nawngmun, plus the 4 Kachin Ethnic Affairs Ministers seats, which all went NLD. The National Unity Party also scored its first seat, for the Kachin (1) Amyotha constituency, making it only the second non-majority Bamar party to win a seat (and only 1 at that - the Democratic Party (Myanmar) also won 1 state/regional hluttaw seat for Mandalay's Chan Aye Tharzan 1).

A full list of the final 11 seats is below; they can also be found in our now fully-updated, complete spreadsheet of all of the election results, which we encourage you to check out. That's it for us!

Pyithu Hluttaw
Nawngmun - U Ji Pon Sar - USDP
Khaunglamhpu - U Armoe See - Lisu National Development Party

Amyotha Hluttaw
Kachin 1 - U Jay Yaw Wo - NUP

Kachin State Hluttaw
Nawngmun 1 - U Ha Tan Khin - USDP
Nawngmun 2 - U Ma Bu Dagon - USDP
Khaunglamhpu 1 - U Shwe Lay - Lisu National Development Party
Khaunglamhpu 2 - U Arr Khi Sar - NLD

Ethnic Affairs Ministers
Bamar Minister - U Khin Maung Myint (aka U Dake) - NLD
Lisu  Minister - U Arrti Yaw Han - NLD
Shan Minister - U Sai Sein Lin - NLD
Rawang Minister - U Yan Nann Phone - NLD


November 15


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 9:20PM November 15 – Goodbye, for now

This is the Myanmar Times Live Blog team, checking in for the last time until the final results come in. With 1160 of 1171 seats polled, counted, confirmed, and declared nationwide, we're ready to close out our work here (and go back to our regular day jobs!). We'll leave this page live, as a reference resource, in order to allow readers to check back on all the results, quotes, and photos of all the action in the order it unfolded over the past very eventful seven days. There are also 11 more seats from remote regions of Kachin that have yet to be confirmed (people of Khaunglanhpu and Nawngmun, we haven't forgotten about you!), and when they are released sometime over the next few days, we'll post the updates here. We'll also update our spreadsheet with the final results, and it too will remain online for reference.

In the meantime, though, we'd just like to thank you, our readers, for your enthusiasm and your attention in following the events of the past week with us, whether here at the live blog, on Twitter, or in the pages of the newspaper. We've received an overwhelming amount of support from readers, in the form of emails, re-tweets, and messages, all of which gave us a tremendous boost knowing that our work was helpful. We'd also like to give a very special thanks to Myanmar Times chief translator Thiri Min Htun, without whose tireless efforts (and the many party tallies that now cover our desks) this live blog would not have been possible. 

It has been a very special moment in Myanmar's political history, and thank you for witnessing it with us. As we mentioned before, however, to quote some famous words from history, "this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning", and we'll be here to cover every development in our National Pages as Myanmar takes the next step in its political future. We hope you'll continue to share it with us. – Wade Guyitt, Eli Meixler, Matt Roebuck


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC announces results delay – 8:50PM November 15 – UPDATED

The UEC has announced that the 11 remaining seats to be confirmed –2 Pyithu seats from Khaunglanhpu and Nawngmun, the 4 state/region township seats (2 for each of those Pyithu districts), and Amyotha seat Kachin (1), which includes those districts, as well as final results for Kachin's 4  Ethnic Affairs Minister seats – will only be announced in state newspapers, "by November 20, at the latest." There is no word yet whether the final results will also be posted online, as all previous results have been, but the @ResultsCenter Twitter profile, which has been tweeting slides of confirmed seats since November 9, posted this message, which suggests that transmission of official results via Twitter has ended:

UPDATE: The UEC tweeted that the delay for the final 11 seats, which are all from Kachin State, is due to the difficulties of returning the counted ballots from local township offices – on foot! It was also previously reported that ballots from more remote areas of Kachin State were being transported via helicopter to Nay Pyi Taw.

Stay tuned and we'll post more updates as this story develops.


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 5:50PM November 15 – UPDATED

We have a new election results spreadsheet up online, including the results from announced yesterday and today at 4PM. The UEC says that we should still be waiting on 11 seats to yet to be confirmed, but according to our count, we're still waiting on 11 – the 2 Pyithu seats from Khaunglanhpu and Nawngmun, the 4 state/region township seats (2 for each of those Pyithu districts), and 1 Amyotha seat, Kachin (1), which includes those districts, as well as final results for Kachin's 4  Ethnic Affairs Minister seats (that's 98.975% or 99.06% confirmed, for you stat-heads).

Details of which seats are unconfirmed are in the spreadsheet, but if you can figure it out – whether we're right, or whether we've missed 1 confirmed Pyithu seat – let us know! Tweet us @TheMyanmarTimes or send us a message at electionvoices@mmtimes.com. Thanks, and happy number crunching!


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Announcement #25 – 4:20PM November 15

In what was announced as the UEC's final results announcement, there were 27 seats declared – which leaves 11 more unconfirmed. A full list of the seats that were declared is below:

Pyithu Hluttaw

Sagaing Region
Lahe township, NLD, U Thet Naung
Nanyun township, NLD, U Wan Hla

Rakhine State
Mrauk U, ANP, U Oo Hla Saw
Kyauktaw, ANP, U Oo Tun Win
Minbya, ANP, U Sit Naing
Myebon, ANP, U Pe Than

Amyotha Hluttaw

Sagaing Region
Sagaing (12), NLD, U Min Naing

Rakhine State
Rakhine (4), ANP, U Kyaw Kyaw
Rakhine (5), ANP, U Myint Naing
Rakhine (6), ANP, U Aye Than Aung

State/Regional Hluttaw

Sagaing Region
Lahe township (1), NLD, U Law Yone
Lahe township (2), USDP, U San Mu
Nanyan township (1), NLD, U Sein Maung
Nanyan township (2), NLD, U K Sai 

Rakhine State
Myauk-U township (1), ANP, U Tun Than Sein
Myauk-U township (2), ANP, U Kyaw Win
Kyauktaw township (1), ANP, U Maung Hla Kyaw
Kyauktaw township (2), ANP, U Maung Than Sein (aka U Maung Maung)
Minbya township (1), ANP, U Hla Tein Aung 
Minbya township (2), ANP, U Hla Aung Nyunt
Myebon township (1), ANP, U Aung Win
Myebon township (2), ANP, U Mya Than
Mannaung township (1), NLD, U Theing Maung
Mannaung township (2), NLD, U Bo Nwe 

Ethnic Affairs Ministers

Sagaing Region
Shan Ethnic Affairs Ministers, Tai-Leng Nationalities Development Party, Daw Hmwe Hmwe Khin
Chin Ethnic Affairs Ministers, NLD, U Lal Htaung Htan

Rakhine State
Chin Ethnic Affairs Minister, NLD, U Pone Bwe 


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 2:00PM November 15

Hi all, we're back (did you miss us? We missed you too) after taking a medically-advisable break yesterday, to wrap up yesterday's confirmed results ahead of the UEC's final results announcement at 4PM today.

There were 2 announcements yesterday, at 12 and 3PM, of 23 total seats from all 3 houses. In total, the tally was: NLD 20 | USDP 2 | Arakan National Party 1, including 1 Ethnic Affairs Minister for the NLD, U Saw Lu Kar, the Kayin Ethnic Affairs Ministry in Tanintharyi Region. A list of the winners/constituencies is below, and the table at the right has been updated. We'll also have a new spreadsheet coming out for you at 4PM with a full, final tally, which we'll leave online for your reference. On to the results!

12PM
Pyithu Hluttaw

Kachin State
Myitkyina township, NLD, U In Htone Khar Naw Sam

Chin State
Matupi township, NLD, U Par Htan

Tanintharyi Region
Kyunsu township, NLD, Daw Tin Tin Yi
Bokpyin township, Tanintharyi Region: U Nay Lin Htun, NLD, 18375

Rakhine State
Munaung township, NLD, U Tin Nu (aka Tin Nu Aung)
Ann township, USDP, U Thein Swe
Taunggok township, NLD, Daw Ni Ni May Myint

Amyotha Hlutta

Kachin (2), NLD, Daw Shilar Nan Daung (ak Ann Nan Daung)
Chin (10), NLD, U Larl Min Tan
Tanintharyi (12), NLD, U Khin Myo Win

State/Region Hluttaws

Kachin State
Myitkyina township (1), NLD,  Dr Khat Auhng
Myitkyina township (2), NLD, U Nay Win

Chin State
Matupi township (1), NLD, U Hun Ken
Matupi township (2), NLD, U Wi Kaw

Rakhine State
Ann township (1), USDP, U Maung Maung Ohn
Ann  tonshoi (2), Arakan National Party, U Khin Maung Htay
Taunggok township (1), NLD, U Win Myint
Taunggok townshpi (2), NLD, U Min Aung

3PM

State/Region Hluttaws

Kachin State
Mohnyin township (1) NLD, U Tin Aye
Mohnyin township (2), NLD, U Kyaw Kyaw Win

Tanintharyi Region
Yebyu township (1), NLD, U Hla Htway
Yebyu township (2), NLD, U Kyi Soe

Ethnic affairs minister
Tanintharyi Region
Kayin Ethnic Affairs Minister, U Saw Lu Kar, NLD

Left to confirm:
8 Pyithu Hluttaw
5 Amyotha
18 State/Region
7 Ethnic minister, or 38 seats left. See you at 4!


November 13


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 10:00PM November 13 – Wade Guyitt, Eli Meixler and Matt Roebuck

This is the Myanmar Times Election Live team signing off for tonight. There will be only two more results announcements tomorrow, at 12pm noon and 6pm, which it seems will likely cover the 61 remaining unconfirmed seats.

We'll be sitting them out – it's time for us here at Myanmar Times Live Blog HQ to take a break – but we encourage you to follow along with @ResultsCenter on Twitter, who have been really on-the-ball, posting photos (Myanmar-language) of the announced results slides. We've uploaded one more final spreadsheet, which includes tonight's 9PM results, and we'll be back with you on Sunday with a full, final spreadsheet of all of the election's results (assuming they've all been declared by then), which we will keep online for your reference. For now, however, the blog will cease to be updated "live".

We hope you have enjoyed reading our election coverage and have found it valuable, and we here at Myanmar Times Election HQ are so happy that so many of you were there with us, following the events of the past six days as they unfolded and witnessing this historic moment for Myanmar. This is just the beginning, though, as there will no doubt be quite a bit more to go as Myanmar's politics enter a new era. We encourage you to keep following along with us in The Myanmar Times national news pages as delve into Myanmar's politics future. Thank you for sharing it with us.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #24– 9:15PM November 13

Tonight's final results announcement included seats from all 3 Hluttaws, but no national seats for the USDP, so they're eyeing 12 seats of the now-remaining 23 national seats. Breakdown for this last result announcement is:

Pyithu: 9 NLD | 1 Arakan National Party

Amyotha: 5 NLD | 1 Ta'Arng (Palaung) National Party

State/Region: 9 NLD | 1 USDP | 1 ANP, plus 4 more Ethnic Affairs Ministers for the NLD.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #23– 7:45PM November 13

With 100% of constituencies reported for Shan State (including cancelled townships), the Union Solidarity and Democracy Party/military bloc has control of the Shan State hluttaw – the only state/regional assembly USDP has confirmed control of in the country So far. For more background information, check out our past coverage on issues related to the USDP's presence in Shan State: "Taunggyi results fuel concern over irregularities", "State hluttaws: new centres of power?".


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #23– 6:10PM November 13 – CORRECTED

The UEC has declared only another 38 state/region seats at 6PM: 22 NLD, 8 Arakan National Party, 7 for the USDP, and 1 for an ethnic parties new to the tally, the Tai-Leng Nationalities Development Party (TNDP). Stay tuned for an updated spreadsheet!


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 5:10PM, November 13

After winning Hpa'an 1 & 2, NLD 1 short of a majority in Kayin State hluttaw with just the Ethnic Affairs Ministers for the Bamar, Mon, & Pao peoples to be declared.

Ayeyarwady's Kyaunggon township region seats have split, 1 (USDP) and 2 (NLD) – and the Pyithu seat, declared for the USDP, is their only lower-house win from Ayeyarwady.


Shan State Wrap – Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 5:00PM, November 13 – Matt Roebuck, Guy Dinmore – UPDATED

The ruling USDP has suffered humiliating setbacks across just about the whole country, yet a few powerful local politicians may still be celebrating this weekend.

Parliamentary control of Shan state – by far the biggest of Myanmar’s 14 states and regions and perhaps the most important in terms of natural resources – looks as if it could go to the USDP-military alliance with the help of some ethnic allies.

With 6 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 67 as do a combined NLD/SNLD/Ethnic Party/Independent bloc (that is assuming the NLD could work out such an alliance).

Shan State looks set to go to the wire. Only five more are needed for a combined USDP/military bloc to control the state parliament outright.

The remaining 6 are Lashio 1, 2; Mongyan 1, 2; and Mongping 1, 2. In their corresponding Pyithu hluttaw all went to the USDP. 

Each of the 55 townships in Shan State has 2 constituencies and the USDP has split 6 townships with the SNLD in the state hluttaw voting. The USDP has also split 2 townships with other minority ethnic parties and three with the NLD.

However the USDP/Military bloc may already have a majority thanks to assistance elsewhere. The Wa Democratic Party, regarded as close to the USDP, has two seats. And the Pa O National Organisation, regarded by some analysts as a USDP proxy, has 6.

There are 117 elected members (including 7 ethnic affairs ministers) of the hluttaw and 39 military, however in 14 constituencies the elections were postponed/cancelled – therefore the current majority required is 72.

Currently USDP have 28, NLD have 22 seats, SNLD 25, Ta’ang (Palaung) National Party 7, Pa O National Organisation 6, Wa Democratic Party 2, Wa National Unity Party 1, Kokang Democracy and Unity Party 1, Lahu National Development Party 1, Military 39.


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 4:10PM, November 13 – Matt Roebuck

After the UEC's last announcement of 49 seats (21 Amyotha, 28 state/region), we are entering the home stretch. A full list of the remaining, unconfirmed national seats is below; a new, updated spreadsheet with the confirmed results is also on the way! [Note: numbers refer to Amyotha constituency seat number, not total number of remaining seats]

Chin State
Pyithu:
 Madupi, Paletwa | Amyotha: 10, 11, 12

Kachin State
Pyithu: Khaunglanphoo, Nawgnmun | Amyotha: 1, 2, 5

Kayah State
None

Kayin State
None 

Mon State
Pyithu: Mon

Rakhine State
Pyithu: Ann, Gwa, Kyauktaw, Mannaung, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Toungup | Amyotha: 4, 5, 6 

Shan State
None

Ayeyarwady Region
Amyotha: 7

Bago Region
None

Magwe Region
None

Mandalay Region
Pyithu: Mogok, Thabeikkyin 

Sagaing Region
Pyithu: Kalewa, Lahe, Nanyun, Pinlebyu, Sagaing, Shwebo | Amyotha: 8, 9, 12 

Tanintharyi Region:
Pyithu: Bokepyin, Kyunso, Tanintharyi | Amyotha: 12

Yangon Region:
None 


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #22– 3:10PM November 13

The UEC has announced an addition 21 Amyotha seats, of which 16 went to the NLD, which now pushes them over the threshold (113 seats) in the upper house to control legislation. The NLD now has control of passing bills in both the Pyithu and Amyotha hluttaws, as well as a supermajority in the Pyidaungsu hluttaw that will elect the president! There were also 5 Amyotha hluttaw seats confirmed for the Arakan National Party, which brings their national seats count to 14.

The UEC's 22nd results announcement also included 28 state/regional hluttaw seats, of which 27 went to the NLD, and 1 to the USDP. Stay tuned for more details and an updated spreadsheet!


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 2:50PM, November 13 – Matt Roebuck

Ok folks, while majorities have been secured for the combined national (Pyidaungsu) assembly and the lower (Pyithu) house, there are still tight races for the State Hluttaws continuing.

Currently, the NLD have confirmed majorities in Mon and Kayah State but the large Shan State hluttaw race is looking most interesting.

With only 6 seats remaining to be called, both a potential combined USDP/Military bloc and a combined NLD/SNLD/Others bloc need 5 seats to claim a majority.

Here is our current guide to the State Hluttaw races in each of Myanmar’s 7 states, starting first with a summary of how those bodies are formed.

State (Pyine) HluttawsStates (and Regional Hluttaws) consist of three kinds of representativesa) Elected geographic constituency representatives
These constituencies are essentially the township areas split into two – therefore for each township in a state there are 2 seats.

b) Elected ethnic affairs ministers
An ethnic affairs minister is elected in states or regions where the local population of an ethnic minority group numbers about 51,400 (0.1 percent of the national population).

This rule does not apply to populations that are majorities in their state or region, nor does it apply to those that live within a state or region where the group has a self-administered zone or district.

c) Appointed military representatives
As with the national assemblies, 25 percent of the state hluttaw is reserved for unelected military appointees.

Chin State:
Total seats 24
a= 18 b) = 0 c) = 6
Majority – 13

Currently NLD have 8 seats, USDP 4, Zomi CD 2, Military 6
With 4 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 10 as do a combined NLD/Ethnic Party bloc.

Kachin State:
Total seats 54
a= 36 b) = 4 c) = 14
Majority – 28

Currently NLD have 15 seats, USDP 5, Kachin SDP 3, SNLD 1, UDP Kachin State 1, Lisu NP 1, Military 6
With 14 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 19 and a combined NLD/Ethnic Party bloc hold 21.

Kayah State:
Total seats 20
a= 15 b) = 1 c) = 5
Majority – 11

With announcements complete NLD have secured the most slender of majorities with 11 seats. As the new president must appoint a chief minister from within the state hluttaw, it is likely this will decrease to 10 until a by-election is held. The USDP hold 4 seats and the military hold 5 giving a combined bloc of 9.

Kachin State:
Total seats 54
a= 36 b) = 4 c) = 14
Majority – 28

Currently NLD have 15 seats, USDP 5, Kachin SDP 3, SNLD 1, UDP Kachin State 1, Lisu NP 1, Military 6
With 14 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 19 and a combined NLD/Ethnic Party bloc hold 21.

Kayin State:
Total seats 23
a= 14 b) = 3 c) = 6
Majority – 12

Currently NLD have 9 seats, USDP 3, Kayin People’s Party 1, Military 6
With 5 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 9 as do the NLD.

Mon State:
Total seats 31
a= 20 b) = 3 c) = 8
Majority – 16

Currently NLD have 19 seats, USDP 1, Mon National Party 2, All Mon Regions Democracy Party 1, Military 6
With all seats reported the NLD hold 19 seats and therefore a majority over the combined a combined USDP/Military bloc, with three seats held by Mon ethnic parties.

Rakhine State:
Total seats 47
a= 34 b) = 1 c) = 12
Majority – 12

We have no official UEC results from Rakhine State

Shan State:
Total seats 156*
a= 110* b) = 7 c) = 39
Theoretical Majority – 79*

*There are 110 geographic constituencies in Shan State, however in 14 of these, elections were postponed/cancelled – therefore the current majority required is 72.

Currently USDP have 28, NLD have 22 seats, SNLD 25, Ta’ang (Palaung) National Party 7, Pa O National Organisation 6, Wa Democratic Party 2, Wa National Unity Party 1, Kokang Democracy and Unity Party 1, Lahu National Development Party 1, Military 39.

With 6 seats left to report a USDP/Military bloc control 67 as do a combined NLD/SNLD/Ethnic Party/Independent bloc.


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 1:50PM, November 13

We have another UPDATED Election Results spreadsheet, which includes this afternoon's 12PM Pyithu hluttaw results that confirmed the NLD's control over the Pyidaungsu hluttaw and the election of Myanmar's next president, as well as new total number tallies for each party. Give it a look, and tell us know what you think!


NLD wins absolute majority in parliament – Guy Dinmore Friday, 13 November

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy has secured an absolute majority in the combined houses of parliament which guarantees her party has the numbers to secure her choice of the next president.

Official results posted by the Union Election Commission at noon on Friday showed that with nearly 85 percent of all seats declared from the November 8 elections for the national, state and regional parliaments, the NLD had so far secured 238 seats in the Union lower house and 110 seats in the upper house.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #21– 12:05PM November 13 – THAT'S IT!

The UEC announced 24 more Pyithu hluttaw seats, bringing the total confirmed seat count to 82.6% of total contested seats, and the NLD has won 21. That puts their Pyithu total at 238 now, or 72% of the lower house, but more crucially, it brings their combined Pyidaungsu assembly total to 348, or comfortably enough to guarantee the election of an NLD-backed president (assuming all of the party's delegates vote as a unified bloc, of course.

The UEC also confirmed 3 more Pyithu hluttaw seats for the ANP, bringing their total to 7. Stand by for confirmation and an updated spreadsheet with the new numbers!


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 11:30AM, November 13 – Matt Roebuck

We have a new Election Results spreadsheet, updated with this morning's 9AM state/regional hluttaw and Ethnic Affairs Ministers results, as well as total number tallies for each party. Give it a look, and let us know what you think!

Also, a numbers update: while the NLD needs 2 more seats to attain a 50%+1 majority of 329/664 in the combined Pyidaungsu assembly, they need 439 seats (112 more, in either Pyithu or Amyotha assemblies) in order to guarantee they can elect both the president and the vice president #1 of their choice. But there are only 84 seats left in contention in the Pyithu and Amyotha assemblies, combined, so they will need to make an alliance with some of the smaller ethnic parties, who currently hold 50 seats across both assemblies.

Meanwhile, for the USDP, the new magic number is 53 [if they vote in a bloc with the military delegation, which would allow them to block the election of an NLD-backed vice president #1 (in addition to an NLD president).

The USDP currently hold 40 seats in the combined Pyidaungsu plus the 1 USDP-aligned Independent former Minister for the President's Office U Soe Thein], leaving them 12 short. 


NLD leader holds key to stability – Ei Ei Toe Lwin Friday, 13 November

The elections have been widely acclaimed as peaceful and historic, but many remain worried about the prospects for a smooth transfer of power to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s government over the next four months.

Despite assurances from President U Thein Sein and the Tatmadaw that the results will be respected, people still fear a repeat of the 1990 elections when the military junta refused to recognise a similar NLD landslide and filled the prisons with its leaders and supporters. Politicians and analysts may be less worried about a rejection of the results, but they are concerned about provocations that could create instability during the transition period up to March 2016.


Election commission takes stand on Lashio vote – Wa Lone Friday, 13 November

After controversy over advance votes embarrassed the “dignity” of the winning candidate, the Shan State election sub-commission yesterday clarified the result: Vice President Sai Mauk Kham won fairly.

The National League for Democracy, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, and the Shan Nationalities and Development Party jointly filed a complaint about the Lashio township count after advance votes changed the tide in favour of the Union Solidarity and Development Party candidate. Sai Mauk Kham was confirmed the winner, just barely surpassing the NLD candidate with 30,909 votes to 26,726. Without the advance votes, the vice president’s lead was just 383 votes.


Welcome to Mandalay’s class of ’15 – Khin Su Wai, RJ Vogt Friday, 13 November

Every few hours, election officials announce a few more election results, transforming hopeful candidates into members of the next parliament. Most of them represent the National League for Democracy. And most have never served in a parliament or government.

Take, for example, U Than Win, the 62-year old retired rector from Mandalay University’s Department of Medicine. Pending final confirmation, he has won one of Mandalay’s 12 Amyotha Hluttaw seats, covering a large chunk of the urban centre. The long-time NLD supporter said he had always donated to the local party office, helping out where he could and becoming familiar with many of the organisers. When the party began to select candidates, he said he would be glad to run. They accepted.


USDP reportedly ahead in eastern Shan – Yola Verbruggen Friday, 13 November

The Union Solidarity and Development Party appears to have found a stronghold – in one of the most distant corners of the country. Election results in eastern Shan State have been slow to emerge but official figures from local sources show the ruling party ahead in many seats, much to the chagrin of local ethnic candidates.


Taunggyi results fuel concerns over irregularities – Fiona Macgregor, Wa Lone Friday, 13 November

Further controversy has emerged over alleged advanced military voting irregularities in Shan State capital’s Taunnggyi township, after latest results showed a significant difference between votes for the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party for the lower house seat and votes for the party in the two state parliament seats.

The USDP won just 45,408 votes for the lower house – far behind the 65,799 garnered by the winning candidate from the National League for Democracy. But when it came to votes for the township’s two state hluttaw seats, USDP support appears to have almost doubled to 88,027.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #20– 10:05AM November 13 – UPDATE

The UEC announced the first official Ethnic Minister results, and they broke down: 10 NLD | 2 USDP | 1 Arakan National Party | 1 Lisu National Development Party | 1 Lahu National Development Party | Arkha National Development Party | and 1 Independent, the Kachin Ethnic Minister in Shan State, U Zote Daung.

The full list:

Shan State
Bamar, USDP, Dr Aung Than Maung
Kachin, Independent, U Zote Daung
Lisu, Lisu NDP, U Gu Sar
Lahu, Lahu NDP, U Yaw Thut
Akha, Akha NDP, U Are Bay Hla
Intha, NLD, Dr Tun Hlaing
Kayan (aka Padaung), NLD, U Khun Aye Maung

Kayah State
Bamar, USDP, U Hla Myo Swe

Mon State
Bamar, NLD U Shwe Myint
Pao, NLD, Daw San Wint Khaine
Kayin, NLD, U Aung Myint Khaing

Bago Region
Kayin, NLD, Daw Naw Pwe Swe

Magway Region
Chin, NLD, UY Hla Tun

Yangon Region 
Kayin, NLD, Daw Pan Thinzar Myo
Rakhine, ANP, U Zaw Aye Maung

Ayeyarwady Region
Kayin, NLD, Gar Moe Myat Myat Thu
Rakhine, NLD, U Tin Saw


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #20– 9:15AM November 13

We'll have to wait on an NLD confirmation just a bit more! The newest UEC results are in, and they're state/region hluttaw and Ethnic Affairs Minister seats (Couldn't you give us just 2 more, UEC? :). The breakdowns for the new state/region parliament results are: 19 NLD | 7 USDP | 1 Lisu National Development Party | 1 Ta'Arng (Palaung) National Party. They have been added to our party table, at the right.

The UEC also announced 17 Ethnic Affairs Ministers seats: 2 USDP | 10 NLD | 1 ANP | 1 Lisu National Development Party | 1 La Hu National Development Party | 1 Akha National Development Party | and 1 Independent. They are not in our table at the right, but we'll put in a full list in just a few minutes!


Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ – 7AM, November 13, – Wade Guyitt

Welcome back! After a tense cliffhanger last night, which sees the NLD hanging just 2 seats shy of a supermajority in parliament, we’re now getting set to see if the 9am results will push them over the top.

However, while we wait, let's remember that the magic number we list in our sidebar on the right of this page may not be so magic after all – or at least, not yet. For effective majority rule, we must remember the magic number kicks in not after the constituencies are tallied but after the winning party selects the president, who then selects the ministers for the new cabinet, who then all leave parliament, which then drops the seat count accordingly, until a new by-election is possible.

Another election? Didn’t we just do that? Well, let’s have a look.

First, some background: Remember, the military controls 25% of seats in each parliament by default, and these seats are not voted on by the people. As you can see from our chart in the sidebar to the right, having more seats than the rest of the elected seats combined, or in some cases the elected plus the non-elected military seats, allows them the security for things like executive branch selection (2 vice presidents and a president) plus bill passage in parliament without needing to ally with other parties. Basically it gives them the right to govern as they see fit (within the grounds of the constitution, of course, and subject to wanting to keep the public’s support come the next national election in 2020).

Now, the choice of the executive branch is particularly important. Unlike in some countries, being the winning party doesn’t automatically mean your party leader becomes the president. This is not just because Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is barred from the presidency due to article 59f of the constitution, due to her sons’ holding foreign citizenship. Rather, the presidents and two vice presidents are decided by a nomination system, which sees figures put forward and voted on by each level of parliament, with the military guaranteed a nominee of their own. (Remind us to try explaining the ins and outs of presidential selection in a future post, okay?) What the so-called “supermajority” means is that the NLD can guarantee their picks will win.
One of the most important duties of the president is choosing minister seats for Myanmar’s government ministries. The military commander-in-chief selects a few personally (and they are very powerful ones). But the rest are picked by the president – and they can be selected from elected MPs or anyone else.

So here’s how the cabinet breaks down:

Selected by military: 3 ministers (defence, border affairs, home affairs)

Selected by president: 35 ministers (includes 6 ministers for the President’s Office, plus the auditor-general and the attorney-general)

Plus, of course, there are the president and the two vice presidents themselves: also not allowed to sit in parliament while holding their position.

Now, for any of these posts (including that of president), remember too that the NLD need not select ministers from its own ranks – it could choose to cross the aisle to pick a particularly strong candidate from another party, or it could see nominating someone from another party as a way to build good faith within the new government, or it could even choose someone from outside the elected MPs, whether someone who lost their race for a seat or someone who didn’t run for one at all.

However, because the constitution dictates no mixing of the legislative (parliamentary) and the executive (government ministries) branches, anyone in any party taking on ministerial roles must give up their seat in parliament.
These vacated seats would be filled by by-elections later: hence the need for the 2012 by-election under the last government. In the meantime, they would reshuffle the parliamentary balance of power – and of course, it’s the party who picks the ministers who will feel the dent the most.

For a true “supermajority" to hang on, then, the NLD will realistically need enough seats not just to reach but also to maintain their magic numbers, even after appointing ministers and choosing the two VPs and the president. We have no way to put a precise number on that at this point – it depends which of these positions end up getting filled by which individuals.

So the magic number, in practical terms, must wait.

However – even though we caution you it’s not yet official until the UEC announces it – we can now say, after careful scrutiny, having been up crunching numbers all night, preparing a series of charts and graphs and assessing the seats left to be declared, as well as checking with our correspondents in the field, and double-checking with our in-house experts as well as numerous sources, named and unnamed, official and unofficial, within the parties themselves, that we here at The Myanmar Times Election Live Blog HQ are now able to announce, at this point in time, that, should current trends, and it seems likely they will, we can predict that even after working out its cabinet, and the subsequent loss of seats as explained above, the NLD will, in fact, still manage to hold that majority mark. (We don’t want to call it too early, of course.)

In fact, it may happen with the same results release that gives them the 2 seats they currently need to hit that magic number tally, and that may come as early as 9am today. Unless of course the UEC decides it’s a good time to shine some light on the little-appreciated ethnic minister positions in the state/region parliaments (which would need a whole different post to explain). If so, the magic number may come a little later – we’re guessing three hours or so, give or take.


November 12


Myanmar Times Election HQ, Kyauktada township – 12:15AM, November 13

This is The Myanmar Times Election Live Blog team, signing off for the night, as the NLD is seats away just 2 seats away from a parliamentary supermajority that would allow them to elect Myanmar's next president. We'll be back with you tomorrow morning for the UEC's announcement at 9AM, though if history is any indication, we will probably get another group of state/region hluttaw seats then, and have to wait for the 12pm announcement, which has tended to include Amyotha seats, for the NLD to attain the "magic number" in the national assembly.

Until then, however, we have an updated election results spreadsheet to tide you over, which includes a full list of every seat, township, and winner, as well as full party tallies (and percentages per party of the total vote). Check it out! :)



Election Analysis: Ethnic parties fail to live up to expectations
– Fiona MacGregor Thursday, 12 November 

Just a week ago, many analysts were predicting the election result would be a close call between the NLD and the USDP-military alliance. Some pundits suggested neither would have an absolute majority in parliament and that Myanmar’s ethnic parties, able to rely on deep-seated voter loyalty, would end up as king-makers.

But amid widespread jubilations over the scale of the National League for Democracy’s victory, initial results would suggest most of the ethic parties have not done well. People are already asking what went wrong.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #19– 9:15PM November 12

It's not just over yet!

The UEC announced 31 new Pyithu seats and 17 new Amyotha seats, while the NLD was just 38 away from clinching a controlling supermajority in the combined Pyidaungsu assembly. As it is, the NLD won 21 Pyithu and 15 Amyotha, or 36 total, but that leaves themjust 2 SEATS SHORT of a supermajority in the combined assembly that would have allowed them to control the nomination of the president. At this point, it looks extremely likely that they will reach that threshold at some point tomorrow – perhaps even in the UEC's first official results announcement at 9AM – but the UEC has delayed gratification for Aung San Suu Kyi's party for now.

Other Pyithu confirmations: 5 USDP | 1 ANP | 1 PNO | 2 Ta'Arng (Palaung) National Development Party.

Other Amyotha confirmations: 2 USDP

Can't disagree with the BBC's Jonah Fisher on this one, though:


Obama calls NLD leader, and president– 6:25PM November 12 – Lun Min Mang, Guy Dinmore with Yola Verbruggen

US President Barack Obama has congratulated Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on her landslide victory and later called U Thein Sein to commend the government for holding successful elections, according to spokesmen for victor and loser.

U Win Htein, a senior official of the National League for Democracy, said Mr Obama called the NLD leader on November 11. He gave no further details of the conversation.

Yesterday morning, Mr Obama called U Thein Sein to congratulate him on the holding of a successful and “free and fair” election, according to U Ye Htut, spokesperson for the Myanmar president.

“The success of the election is a milestone for the president’s legacy. The reforms that President U Thein Sein has bravely started have brought the country a brighter future, and the government of the United States will continue to cooperate with the government of Myanmar,” U Ye Htut wrote in a post on Facebook.

Senior NLD official U Win Htein confirmed that British Prime Minister David Cameron also called Aung San Suu Kyi to express his congratulations on the NLD's landslide victory.

The White House had not commented on either of the reported telephone calls by early evening yesterday. US officials also had no immediate comment on reports that the US president might swing by Myanmar next week, for what would be his third visit, while he is in the region for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Manila.


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Official Results #18– 6:15PM November 12

No supermajority in the national combined assembly for the NLD yet – the UEC just announced 54 state/region results, many of them going to ethnic parties.

The NLD marked 15 new seats, bringing their state/regional count to 382. The USDP gained another 8, the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy 12, the Pao National Organization and Ta'Arng (Palaung) National Party each gained 6, the Arakan National Party 3, the Mon National Party 1, and two new parties to the counter, the La Hu National Development Party and the Wa National Unity Party each gained 1, while there was 1 Independent as well. Stand by for confirmation/details!


Myanmar Times Election HQ, Kyauktada township – 5:00PM

Sorry we've been off the line for a bit – the Myanmar Times staff took a break from our election coverage in order to relax in an ice cream party. But we're back at it now! Photos: Aung Khant / The Myanmar Times


Nay Pyi Taw – UEC Press Conference– 4:15

The UEC wrapped up their seat confirmations at today's afternoon press conference. So far, 243 (+7 cancelled) of 330 Pyithu hluttaw seats have been cinformed, 116 out of 168 Amyotha seats, and 380 (+ 14 cancelled) out of 660 State/Regional hluttaw seats. UEC Results Confirmation Committee Chairman Myint Naing also pointed out how much faster they've been getting results out than the UEC did for the 2010 election:

At this point, 65% of total seats have been confirmed. More on the way in 1 hour, at 6PM!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #17 – 3:15

The latest Union Election Commission confirmation was of 60 state/regional assembly seats, and so far have been marked 53 NLD/7 USDP, with no other parties represented.

The NLD has been extremely successful contesting state/regional hluttaws across the country. In Kayah State, they've taken 78.6% (11/13) of seats, while the Magwe Region state assembly is now confirmed a 100% National League for Democracy body. Stay tuned as we tally these results for more details!


Obama congratulates U Thein Sein over elections – 2:15PM, November 12 – Lun Min Mang

US President Barack Obama has called and congratulated U Thein Sein and his government for holding a successful “free and fair” election, according to U Ye Htut, spokesperson for the Myanmar president.

U Ye Htut posted news of the call, which took place about 8:30am Myanmar time, on Facebook shortly afterward.

“The success of the election is a milestone for the president’s legacy. The reforms that President U Thein Sein has bravely started have brought the country a brighter future, and the government of the United States will continue to cooperate with the government of Myanmar,” U Ye Htut's post said. For more, read the full story here.


NLD to file 9 election complaints – 1:15PM, November 12 – Lun Min Mang

Senior NLD official U Win Htein has confirmed to The Myanmar Times that the party is preparing to file at least nine formal complaints to the Union Election Commission for alleged infractions during the campaign period and on election day.

One of them involves several alleged attacks by supporters of warlord-turned-MP Zakhun Ting Ying on NLD members in Kachin State. Zakhun Ting Ying, head of the New Democratic Army-Kachin (NDA-K), a border guard force under the Tatmadaw, is re-contesting his seat in the Amyotha Hluttaw (constituency 5, formerly constituency 4) as an independent. Official results are yet to be announced. His son, U Zakhun Yein Saung, has been confirmed as the winner of the Kachin State Hluttaw seat of Chipwe 2 for the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State.

The UEC has previously said that complaints will be heard by a dispute resolution committee formed in September. The committee is led by UEC chair U Tin Aye and includes Union ministers, election officials from state and region sub-commissions, and representatives from the 10 largest political parties by number of candidates.


Sittwe, Rakhine State – 1:00PM, November 12 – Kayleigh Long

ANP, USDP claim upper house seats in Rakhine

The Arakan National Party has won two Amyotha Hluttaw seats in Rakhine State, according to the state election commission in Sittwe, while the Union Solidarity and Development Party has also won one.

ANP candidate U Win Sein Aung won Amyotha Hluttaw seat 1, which encompasses Sittwe.

In Maungdaw, which has two Amyotha Hluttaw seats because of its large population, U Kyaw Kyaw Win of the ANP won seat 7, while U Kyaw Htin of the USDP won seat 8.

The Amyotha Hluttaw is the upper house of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, or Union Parliament, based in Nay Pyi Taw. Each state and region gets 12 Amyotha Hluttaw seats, regardless of geographic size and population.

The Rakhine state election commission said the results were final and had been sent to the Union Election Commission in Nay Pyi Taw for announcement.


NLD thanks Myanmar celebrities for campaign support – 12:52PM, November 12

With the election win in the bag, this morning Daw Aung San Suu Kyi invited celebrities to her home to thank them for their support during the election campaign.

The country's actors, singers and comedians overwhelmingly backed the National League for Democracy, although a hardy few helped the Union Solidarity and Development Party campaign. At the NLD's last major rally in Yangon before the election, at Thuwanna Pagoda on November 1, we spotted Academy Award-winning actors Pyae Ti Oo, Lun Minn and Eaindra Kyaw Zin, singers Kar Kar and Sin Pauk and comedic group Hero Star, among others.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Confirmation #16 – 12:15PM, November 12

Like yesterday, the UEC has announced more Amyotha seats at mid-day. Today it's 33 seats confirmed total: 18 more for the NLD (bringing their upper house total to 95), 6 for the USDP (10 total), 3 for the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, 1 more for the Zomi Congress for Democracy, 1 for the Mon National Party, 2 for the Arakan National Party, 1 for the Pao National Organization, and 1 for the Ta'Arng (Palaung) Naional Party.

Most importantly, these results bring the NLD's upper house total above the 85 elected seat threshold (50%+1, NOT including the military seats) required to nominate the upper house's Vice President candidate. This morning's Pyithu hluttaw confirmations also clinched the party's control of the lower house's vice presidential nominee (NLD has 196 Pyithu seats; needed 162). According to the Myanmar constitution, the military will also nominate 1 candidate when the new government convenes at the end of January, and then all 657 representatives o the combined house Pyidaungsu hluttaw [combined houses], including the military, will vote on those three nominees to choose Myanmar's next president. The two losing nominees will become the next vice presidents.


UEC confirms reconciliation talks – 11:05AM, November 12 – Lun Min Mang

U Zaw Htay, of the President's Office, has confirmed to The Myanmar Times that the government will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi after the UEC completes its confirmation of vote tallies. Yesterday, the government and military accepted the NLD leader's invitation to a summit for reconciliation talks. In addition to President Thein Sein and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on behalf of the government, outgoing Pyithu hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann was also invited.

Yesterday, U Tin Aye also announced that the UEC will be using helicopters today to retrieve votes from more remote areas of Kachin State in order to speed up the vote confirmation process. For more information about the planned talks, full story here.


Also, check out this map of major spoken languages in Myanmar, courtesy of the indispensable Myanmar stats-and-figures resource MIMU.


Lashio, Shan State – 10:55AM, November 12 – Ye Mon

In a tightly contested race, Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham has been confirmed to the Pyithu hluttaw seat in Lashio, Shan State.

Former Shan State security and border affairs minister U Aung Thu also nabbed a spot in the state hluttaw, according to the township commission. Both represented the USDP. The Pyithu Hluttaw seat was a close call, with U Sai Mauk Kham sneaking ahead of National League for Democracy candidate U Tun Shwe by just a handful of votes, 30,909 to 26,726. Full story here.


US President Obama call – 10:20AM, November 12

US President Barack Obama this morning called and congratulated President U Thein Sein and his government for holding a free and fair election.

Presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut posted news of the call, which took place about 8:30am Myanmar time, on his Facebook account shortly afterward.

“The success of the election is a milestone for the president’s legacy. The reforms that President U Thein Sein has bravely started have brought the country a brighter future, and the government of the United States will continue to cooperate with the government of Myanmar,” U Ye Htut's post said.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #15 – 9:21AM, November 12 – UPDATED

The Union Election Commission's 15th announcement included 27 Pyithu hluttaw seats and 52 State/Region seats. For the Pyithu seats: 17 NLD | 6 USDP |2 Pao NO | 1 SNLD | 1 Ta'Arng (Palaung) National Party. For the state/region seats: 34 NLD | 9 USDP | 6 SNLD | 1 Democracy Party (Myanmar) | 1 All Mons Regions Democracy Party | 1 Kokang Democracy and Unity Party. Stand by for confirmation/more results!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #15 – 9:15AM, November 12 – UPDATED

Good morning, and we've back, with another back of confirmations from the Union Election Commission – Pyithu hluttaw seats, and one other type, we're not sure yet. Hold tight and we'll have them up in just a few minutes!



November 11


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 11:25PM, November 11

This is the Myanmar Times Election Live Blog team, just signing off tonight.

We'll be back with you tomorrow, right here and on Facebook and Twitter, to take in the first UEC announcement of the day at 9AM. Good night!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #15 – 9:40PM, November 11 – UPDATED

The UEC's 14th announcement, the final for November 11, included 54 state/regional assembly seats, following from this afternoon's announcement of Pyithu hluttaw seats, from Kachin, Kayin, and Chin States and Sagaing, Bago, and Magw Regions. They NLD took another 46 seats while the USDP marked 4. The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, Kachin State Democracy Party and Zomi Congress for Democracy each tallied 1, and the Unity and Democracy Party of Kachin State (UDPKS) marked their first seat. A full list is below, and as always, please excuse mis-spellings while we go back and check. 

Kachin State
Chwe Phwe township (1), UDSP, U B Htaw Zaung
Chwe Phwe township (2), UDPKS, U Zagon Yein Saung
Manbi township (1), NLD, U Min Min
Manbi township (2), SNLD, U Aye Min
Swamprabum township (1), NLDm Daw J Htun Yaw
Swamprabum township (2), KSDP, U Zaw Dwe

Kayan State
Hlaing Bwe township (1), NLD, Dr U Tun Win Kyaw
Hlaing Bwe township (2), NLD, U Saw Chit Khin
Myawady township (1), NLD, U Aik Kaya

Chin State
Hakha township (1), NLD, U Zo Bwe
Hakha township (2), NLD, U Shwe Hta Oh
Tunzan township (1), NLD, U Htay Kho Maw
Tunzan township (2), Zomi Congress, U Paung Lun Min Htan
Mintot township (1), NLD, U Aung Than
Mintot township (2), NLD, U Tate Htan

Sagaing Region
Khin Oo township (1), NLD, Daw Thin Thin Kyu
Khin Oo township (2), NLD, U Kyaw Min Tun
Yay Oo township (1), NLD, U Than Nyunt Win (aka U Than Nyunt)
Yay Oo township (2), NLD, U Myint Htwe
Depaye township (1), NLD, Daw Hnin Khine Soe
Depaye township (2), NLD, U Moe Min Win
Tantse township (1), NLD, U Kyaw Shwe
Tantse township (2), NLD, U Min Lwin (aka U Myint Oo)
Pale township (1), NLD, U Zaw Htet
Pale township (2), NLD, U Myint Kyi
Inndaw township (1), NLD, U Bo Than Nyunt
Inndaw township (2), NLD, U Than Win
Wuntho township (1), NLD, U Zaw Lin Oo
Wuntho township (2), NLD, Daw Khine Khine Win
Minkin township (1), NLD, U Kyaw San
Minkin township (2), USDP, Dr San Win
Tamu township (1), NLD, U Myint Naing Oo
Tamu township (2), U Htan Ko Hauk
Khanti township (1), U Maung Tay
Khanti township (2), U Thein Hlaing Win

Bago Region
Htantabin township (1), NLD, U Khin Maung Win
Htantabin township (2), NLD, U Htay Lwin
Paukhaung township (1), NLD, U Thet Min Zaw
Paukhaung township (2), NLD, U Win Naing
Thegon township (1), NLD, U Zaw Naing Oo
Thegon township (2), NLD, U Zaw Lin Htaik
Zigon township (1), USDP, U Nyan Win
Zigon township (2), USDP, U Htoo Khine

Magwe Region
Chauk township (1), NLD, Daw San San Win
Chauk township (2), U Soe Win
Pakokku township (1), NLD, U Han Zaw Win
Pakokku township (2), NLD, Daw Zin Ni Ni Win
Pauk township (1), NLD, U Aung Than
Pauk township (2), Daw Myint San
Gangaw township (1), NLD, U Myint Zaw
Gangaw township (2), NLD, U Aung San Win
Htilin township (1), NLD, U Htay Win
Htilin township (2), NLD, Daw Yin Yin Aung


Myanmar military congratulates NLD for election win – 8:15PM, November 11 – Lun Min Mang

The Tatmadaw has congratulated the National League for Democracy for its landslide victory in the November 8 general election. A statement was posted a few minutes ago to the Facebook account of the military's media portal, Myawady.

“We would like to congratulate the National League for Democracy because it is leading in the election results,” the statement said.

In a separate news statement released by Myawady on a meeting of senior military officials, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing was quoted as saying the "Tatmadaw will continue its main duties – protecting the nation and the citizens, the three national causes and the constitution, working towards the unification of the nation, from tranquility to eternal peace and development and other responsibilities."

The Tatmadaw also congratulated all people who voted in the election in a "disciplined and systematic" way.


UEC chair hits out at ‘lawless’ criticism – 8:10PM, November 11 – Swan Ye Htut

Criticism of the Union Election Commission should stay within the law to avoid creating anarchy, commission chair U Tin Aye said yesterday.

While claiming he was happy to tolerate criticism directed at him, the tone of recent commentary had been unfair, he said. In particular, he expressed unhappiness at the anger over widespread errors on the voter list. He said the commission had done it best with the highly flawed voter lists from elections in 2010 and 2012.


Pobbathiri township, Nay Pyi Taw – 7:37PM, November 11 – Pyae Thet Phyo

Ex-minister’s agent denies seeking recount

Pipped at the post in Pobbathiri township, Nay Pyi Taw, despite an influx of military votes, the agent of former defence minister U Wi Lwin yesterday denied demanding a recount. The seat was taken by U Ye Mon, also known as Maung Tin Thit, with a bare margin of 176 votes.


National League for Democracy Election Recap – 7:30PM, November 11

With just a hair over 50 percent of seats now confirmed, the NLD holds 80.2% of seats in the Pyithu hluttaw, 92% of Amyotha seats [77 of 83 reported], and 81.2% of seats across all of the state/regional assemblies. That's right on the mark of their prediction of winning 80% of seats made at 3:30PM yesterday, November 10, at their Bahan township headquarters.

The USDP, by contrast, is currently in confirmed possession of 7.6% of Pyithu seats, 4.8% Amyotha seats, and 9% of state/regional assembly.

Stay tuned for more confirmed results, coming in at 9PM tonight!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #13 – 7:00PM, November 11 – UPDATED

The UEC's 13th round of confirmed seats was comprised of 67 more Pyithu hluttaw seats. The NLD won another 45, bringing their total in the lower house to 179 (out of 330 contested seats), 9 for the USDP (bringing their total to 17), and 7 for the SNLD, which we failed to report earlier. There was also 1 more for confirmed the Zomi Congress for Democracy, 3 for the Arakan National Party, 1 for the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, and 1 Independent candidate, U Tin Aye, in Shan State's Matman township.

A full list of the winners is below, and as always, please excuse any mis-spellings while we correct them, and apologies from our live blog team for the delay – we've been dealing with some technical errors on our end.

Pyithu Hluttaw results

Kachin State
Chephwe township, USDP, U Zone Taint
Maenyin township, NLD, Daw San San Ei
Moegawng township, NLD, U Win Naing
Monsi township, NLD, U Chin Phae Lin
Swanprabum township, NLD, U Lone Jone Seng Mai

Kayin State
Hlaingbwe township, NLD, U Khin Cho
Phapun township, USDP, U Tun Mya Aung (aka U Saw Tun Mya Aung)

Chin State
Tinzan township, Zomi Congress for Democracy, U Kham Khant Htan
Mintat township, NLD, U Nay Lin Aung

Sagaing Region
Khin Oo township, NLD, Dr Win Aung
Yay Oo township, NLD, Dr Min Thein
Tont Se township, NLD, U Myint Tun
Pale township, NLD, Daw Khin San Hlaing
Inndaw township, NLD, Dr Daw Pyone
Wuntho township, NLD, U Nay Soe Aung
Minkin township, USDP, U Maung Myint
Tamu township, NLD, U Naing Naing Win
Phaung Pyin township, NLD, U Tun Wai
Khanti, NLD, U Aung Than Sein

Bago Region
Htantapin township, NLD, U Zaw Win
Paukhaung township, NLD, Daw Ni Nio Dun
Thar Gone township, NLD, U Aung Than
Zee Gone township, USDP, U Nyan Tun

Magway Region
Chauk township, NLD, U Bo Gyi
Pakokkou township, NLD, U Paik Ko
Pauk township, NLD, U Ye Tun Win
Gantgau township, NLD, Daw Yin Min Hlaing
Hteelin township, NLD, U Myat Lay Oo

Mandalay Regoin
Aung Myay Tha Zan township, NLD, Dr Hla Moe
Chan Aye Tha Zan township, NLD, U Myo Naing
Myit Thar township, NLD, Dr U Lin Lin Kyaw
Myin Chan township, NLD, U Thet Lwin (aka Paw Khin)
Ngar Zun township, NLD, U Min Thein
Thahtone township, NLD, Daw Mae Mae Khine

Rakhine State
Ponnegyun township, ANP, U Do Tun Maung
Yathauchaung township, ANP, Daw Khin Saw Wai
Kyauk Phyu township, ANP, U Ba Shein
Thandwe township, NLD, U Min Kyi

Yangon Region
Thingangyu township, NLD, UI Shwe Hla (aka U Shwe Hla Win)
Thanlyin township, NLD, U Lwin Ko Lat
Khayan township, NLD, Dr Aye Min
Mayangone township, NLD, Dr May Win Myint

Shan State
Taunggyi township, NLD, Dr Daw Than Ngwe
Nyaung Shwe, NLD, U Win Myint Oo (aka U Nay Myu)
Patsauk township, USDP, U Khin Maing Myint
Phaekhone township, NLD, U Phoe Maung
Loilin township, USDP, U Khin Maung Thi
Kunhlein township, SNLD, Daw Nan Khin Saw
Maikai township, SNLD, U Sai Sang Mai
Mairal township, SNLD, U Sai Thuha Kyaw
Nammatu township, SNLD, Daw Nan Kham Aye
Moemaik township, NLD, U Toe Thaung
Kwinlone township, Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, U Yan Kyin Ral
Kongyan township, USDP, U Le Kyain Phyu (aka Myint Swe)
Moe Ne township, SNLD, U Sai San Thein
Maukme township, USDP, U sai Ngaung Sai Hein
Maipan township, USDP, U Sai Kyaw Moe
Thaindi township, SNLD, U Sai Oo Kham
Tanyan township, SNLD, U Sai Maung Pwint (aka U Aung Pwint)
Matman township, Independent, U Tin Aye

Ayeyarwady Region
Pathein township, NLD, U Wai Hlaing Tun
Ngapudaw township, NLD, U Than Aung
Myaung Mya township, NLD, Dr Soe Moe Thu
Wa Khema township, NLD, U Zaw Thein
Laputta township, NLD, Dr Aye Kyu
Mawlamyinegyun township, NLD, U Win Swe


Kyaunggon township, Ayeyarwady vote count questioned – 6:35 – Shwe Yee Saw Myint

A hotly contested vote in the delta may be subject to a recount after a party representative and the township election officials came up with wildly divergent ballot tallies, leading to different winners. Kyaunggon township's results are being held hostage by the dispute, and the opposing side are meeting right now to negotiate whether rehashing the count will be necessary.

Full story here.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #13 – 6:10PM, November 11

The UEC has confirmed 67 more Pyithu hluttaw seats, which break down as 45 NLD, 9 USDP, 7 SNLD, 1 more for the Zomi Congress for Democracy, 3 for the Arakan National Party, 1 for the Kokang Democracy and Unity Party, and 1 Independent candidate, U Tin Aye, in Shan State's Matman township.

Check back for updates, as always, and a list of the winners!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #12 – 3:35PM, November 11

The UEC has announced 50 Amyotha national assembly seats, for Shan and Kayah State. Initial tally is 49 NLD | 2 USDP, From Kayah (10) and Shan (11). Full list below:

Amyotha Hluttaw

Kachin State
Kachin (9), NLD, U Khin Maung Myint

Kayah State
Kayah (1), NLD, U Phyaeyal (aka U Myint Than Tun)
Kayah (2), NLD, U Shay Ral Sha Maung
Kayah (5), NLD, Daw Sha Ma
Kayah (6), NLD, Daw Lwee Zae
Kayah (10), USDP, U Sai Thae Sein
Kayah (11), NLD, Daw Naw Mya Say

Kayin State
Kayin (3), NLD, U Saw Chit Oo
Kayin (4), NLD, Daw Nan Moe Moe Htwe
Kayin (7), Daw Naw Christ Tun (aka Dr Arr Kar Moe)
Kayin (8), NLD, U Mon Win Khine Than

Chin State
Chin (1), NLD, U Ngun Hay
Chin (2), NLD, U Shan Awr
Chin (3), U Honery Van Hta Yw
Chin (8), U Man Law Maung

Sagaing Region
Sagaing (1), NLD, U Kyaw Thaung
Sagaing (2), NLD, U Aung Myo
Sagaing (3), NLD, U Win Aung
Sagaing (4), NLD, U Hla Oo
Sagaing (5), NLD, U Ye Htut
Sagaing (6), NLD, U Zaw Min
Sagaing (7), NLD, U Khin Maung Win
Sagaing (10), U Tin Maung Win

Bago Region
Bago (1), NLD, Dr San Maung Maung
Bago (2), NLD, Dr Moe Myint Aung
Bago (3), NLD, Daw Shwe Shwe Sein Lat
Bago (4), NLD, Dr U Win Myat Aye
Bago (8), NLD, Dr Win Myint Chil
Bago (9), NLD, U Aye Cho

Magwe Region
Magwe (6), NLD, U Win Maung
Magwe (7), NLD, Daw Than Tan Aye
Magwe (8), NLD, U Win Myint
Magwe (9), NLD, U Mya Min Swe
Magwe (10), NLD, Dr Kyaw Ngwe
Magwe (11), NLD, U Kyaw Swe
Magwe (12), NLD, U Phyu Lwin

Mon State
Mon (3), NLD, U Khin Zaw Oo
Mon (4), NLD, U Kin Tin Htay
Mon (11), NLD, U Hla Myint (aka U Hla Myint Than)
Mon (12), NLD, Daw Thiri Yadanar

Shan State
Shan (7), NLD, U Sai Lone San Khat
Shan (11), USDP, U Kyaw Ni Nang

Ayeyarwady Region
Ayeyarwady (1), NLD, U Soe Moe
Ayeyarwady (3), NLD, U San Myint
Ayeyarwady (4), U Htain Win
Ayeyarwady (5), NLD, U Maung Maung Ohn
Ayeyarwady (6), U Man Tun Kyine
Ayeyarwady (10), U Thein Swe
Ayeyarwady (11), Daw May Than Nwe
Ayeyarwady (12), U Kyi Win


BREAKING: President congratulates NLD, promises peaceful power transfer – 2:28PM, November 10 11 – Lun Min Mang – Full Story

President U Thein Sein has congratulated the National League for Democracy on its landslide victory in the November 8 vote and promised a peaceful transfer of power, the party said.

The NLD said in a statement this afternoon that Minister for Information and presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut congratulated the party for its win on behalf of U Thein Sein.

“In accordance with the Union Election Commission’s election results announcement, I would like to congratulate you, the NLD, for leading the race for parliamentary seats,” the NLD quoted U Ye Htut as saying.

“In honour of the citizens’ desire, the government will pursue a peaceful transfer in accordance with the legislated timeline.” Under Myanmar’s constitution, MPs elected on November 8 will not be sworn in until late January, when the five-year term of the current parliament ends. The new MPs will choose the president in February, and the president will form a government to take office on March 30, 2016.


BREAKING: Daw Suu Kyi invites military to ‘national reconciliation’ meet – 2:00PM, November 10 11 – Lun Min Mang

The government has replied NLD leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s request for a meeting next week for national reconciliation, which will include Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker and Tatmadaw’s chief commander-in-chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

Presidential Spokesperson U Ye Htut posted on his official social network Facebook account that the government has already replied and agreed to meet.

“After all the election tasks of Union Election Commission will be completed, we (both sides) will arrange for the talks (offered by the opposition leader),” said U Ye Htut’s post. Check back for more updated analysis, and for background on this developing story, click here.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #11 – 12:52PM, November 11

The 11th UEC official results announcement confirmed 63 state/regional assembly seats: 52 for the NLD (bringing their state/regional tally to 234), 7 for the USDP, and 4 for the SNLD. Please excuse any township or representative mis-spellings, as always, as we'll try to be quick as we can about correcting them!

Kachin State
Machanbaw township (1 & 2), USDP, U Ra Wan Jone, U Swam du Naw Aung

Chin State
Thantlang township (1 & 2), USDP, U Ban Hlaing, Dr Hmu Htan

Kayah State
Mese township (1 & 2), USDP, U Aung Naing Oo, U L Phaung Show

Sagaing Region
Myaung township (1 & 2), NLD, Daw Aye Myat Mon, Dr Kyaw Naing Tun
Wetlet township (1 & 2), NLD, U Maung Maung Win, U Soe Win Tun
Monywa township (1 & 2) NLD, Daw Amar Kyi, Daw Aung Kyi
Chaung-U township (1 & 2), NLD, U Win Myint (aka U Win Myint Khin), U Kyaw San
Kani township (1 & 2), NLD, U Shwe Htay, U Tun Tun Win

Magwe Region
Pwintbyu township (1 & 2), NLD, Dr Aung Moe Nyo, U Tunt San
Sidoktaya township (1 & 2), NLD Daw Nyo Nyo Oo, U Tun Tun Win
Yesagyo township (1 & 2), NLD U Tun Thaung, U Min Han
Myaing township (1 & 2), NLD U Thet Naing, U Win Htay

Mandalay Region
Pwin Oo Lwin township (1 & 2), NLD U Aung Min, Dr Kin Maung Htay
Myittha township (1 & 2), NLD U Min Aung Daw Thin Mya Mya Thin
Natogyi township (1 & 2), NLD Daw Nyin Thet Nwe, U Sein Kyaw Moe
Pyawbwe township (1 & 2), USDP, U Tin Soe, U Myint Soe

Mon State
Kyaikhto township (1 & 2), NLD, U Wunna Kyaw, Dr Aye Zan

Yangon Region
Taikkyi township (1 & 2), NLD, U Tin Shein, U Lwin Soe Min
South Okkalapa township (1 & 2), NLD, Daw Thit Thit Myint, U Moe Myint
North Dagon township (1 & 2), NLDU Tin Tun Naing, U Naing Zaw Lin
South Dagon township (1 & 2), NLD U Nyi Nyi, U Thein Naing
Kyauktan township (1 & 2), NLD U Zaw Moe Lwin, Daw Thet Thet Mu
Twante township (1 & 2), NLD, Dr Kyaw Zin Oo, U Nay Naing Oo
Kawhmu township (1 & 2), NLD, Daw Thanda Aye, U Zaw Aye

Shan State
Kyaukme township (1 & 2), SNLD, U Sai Tun Win (aka U Sai Naw Kham), U Sai Tun Nyan
Muse township (1)2), SNLD, U Sai Kyaw Thein
Muse township (2), USDP, U Kain Mai 

Ayeyarwady Region
Hinthada township (1 & 2), NLD, U Kyaw Soe, U Aung Ko Ko Oo
Einme township (1 & 2), NLD Daw Yee Yee Tun, U Aung Kyaw Myine
Pantanaw township (1 & 2), NLD, U San Maung, U Thant Zin Tun
Danubyu township (1 & 2), NLD, U Aung Naing Tun, U San Htwe
Bogale township (1 & 2), NLD, U Khin Bo (aka Aung Khin Bo), U San Mai Aung


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #11 – 12:08PM, November 11

The 11th UEC Official results announcement confirmed 63 state/regional assembly seats, some following this morning's Pyithu assembly seats. The intiial tally is 52 NLD | 7 USDP | 3 SNLD. Stay tuned for confirmation and a list of winners/townships!


BREAKING: Daw Suu Kyi invites military to ‘national reconciliation’ meet – 11:38AM, November 10 11 – Lun Min Mang

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has written to President U Thein Sein, Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann and Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing requesting a meeting in the interests of “national reconciliation”.

U Win Htein, a senior NLD member, told The Myanmar Times that the opposition leader sent the letter once it became clear the party had won the November 8 vote in a landslide because it was “such an important time”.

“I think [the meeting would focus on] national reconciliation as well as the tranquility of the interim period,” he said, referring to the almost five months between the election and the swearing in of a new government in late March.

As of 9am this morning, official results from the Union Election Commission put the NLD at 182 seats in the 664-seat Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which contains 166 military personnel. Other parties, including the Union Solidarity and Development Party, have won a combined tally of 18 seats, with one independent.

However, the NLD says it was won in more than 300 of Myanmar’s 330 townships and will hold about 82 percent of all seats in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, which comprises the lower house (Pyithu Hluttaw) and upper house (Amyotha Hluttaw).

Results from some remote ethnic minority areas are still yet to come in, however.

“We haven’t received results from Chin and Kachin yet,” U Win Htein said.

Political Analyst U Than Soe Naing told The Myanmar Times that he believed the letter showed Daw Aung San Suu Kyi was willing to cooperate with all political forces.

“President U Thein Sein should try to serve as a mediator between the Tatmadaw and the NLD [for] the national interest,” he said.

The letter said:

"The implementation of citizens’ desire which they expressed via
November 8 general election peacefully and truly is important for the
nation’s dignity and the happiness of citizens.

Concerning the matter, I would like to meet with you, the
parliamentary speaker to discuss for the national reconciliation. So,
if it is possible, I would like to request respectfully to arrange for
the meeting next week." – Translation by Lun Min Mang


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 11:30AM, November 10 11 – Results recap

With nearly 36% of results now declared, the NLD has won a total of 345 seats (134 Pyithu, 29 Amyotha, 182 State/Regional Assemblies) or 83% of the declared seats. The USDP, by contrast, has won 29 seats (8 Pyithu, 2 Amyotha, 19 State/Regional), or 7% of declared seats. These numbers may be more weighted towards the NLD than the final results will be, as the initial results have drawn heavily from more urban areas, but the NLD's gains in Sagaing and Ayeyarwady Region suggest that the heartland tide may be turning against the USDP. For a regional breakdown of the election results through this morning, check out our national map – click on the image at the right to view larger.



Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #10 – 10:08AM, November 11 – UPDATED

The 10th UEC Official results announcement confirmed 61 new Pyithu hluttaw seats, many of them following the state/region assembly seats announced last night at 9pm. Corresponding to those results, the NLD had another strong showing, taking 56 of the 61, including a very expected confirmation of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi's seat in Yangon's Kwamhu township, as well as 3 going to the USDP, and another 2 for the NLD. A full list of the townships/winners is below, and as always, please excuse spelling mistakes while we cross-reference them against our official listings.

Kachin State
Wingmaw township, NLD, U La Gan Zal Jone
Hpakant township, NLD, U Tin Soe
Shwegu township, NLD, U Zarni Mon
Machanbaw township, USDP, U Nam Mon Htin

Kayah State
Loikaw township, NLD, Dr Khin Sithu
Hpruso township, NLD, U We Du
Hpasaung township, NLD, Daw Nan Htwe Thu

Kayin State
Thandaunggyi township, NLD, U Son Victor Khalite

Chin State
Hakha township, NLD, U Nia Oh
Thantlang township, NLD, Daw Ni Shwe Lyan

Sagaing Region
Myinmu township, NLD, U Saesan Thet Tun
Myaung township, NLD, U Htay Ngwe
Wetlet township, NLD, U Myint Thein
Deyapin township, NLD, U Win Myint Aung
Monywa township, NLD, U Thant Sin Maung
Butalin township, NLD, U Myint Han TRun
Chaung-U township, NLD, U Myo
Kani township, NLD, U Tun Tun Naing

Bago Region
Bago township, NLD, Dr Daw Shwe Pone
Thanatpin township, NLD, U Myint Oo
Waw township, NLD, U Tin Htwe
Naunglebin toiwnship, NLD, Dr Myint Thein
Kauktaga township, NLD, U Khin Maung Oo
Tounggo township, NLD, U Khin Maung Than
Kyaukkyi township, NLD, U Myint Ngwe
Oktwin township, NLD, Daw Cho Cho
Padaung township, NLD, Daw Khin Hnin Thit
Paungde township, NLD, U Aye Min Aung (aka Y Min Min)
Letpadan township, NLD, U Kyan Min
Minhla township, NLD, Dr Than Aung Soe

Magwe Region
Ngape township, NLD, U Soe Myint (aka U Soe Lwin)
Sidoktaya township, NLD, U Kyaw Aung Lwin
Minhla township, NLD,U Kyaw Gyi (aka Ohn Khin)
Yesagyo township, NLD, U Toe Shwe (aka Dr Tin Htay Aye)
Myaing township, NLD, U Aung Khin Win

Mandalay Region
Pyin Oo Lwin township, NLD, Dr Aung Khin
Natogyi township, NLD, U Naing Htoo Aung
Pyawbwe township, USDP, U Thaung Aye

Mon State
Kyaukmaraw township, NLD, U San Kyaw Wa Maung
Paung township, NLD, Daw Mi Kun Chan
Kyaikto township, NLD, Dr Khin Saung
Bilin township, NLD, U Tun Ko Ko Oo (aka A Tut)

Yangon Region
South Okkalapa township, NLD, Dr Saw Naing
North Dagon  township, NLD, Dr Khin Maung Maung
South Dagon township, NLD, U Aye Naing
Kyauktan township, NLD, Daw Aye Mya Mya Myo
Twante township, NLD, U Myint Lwin
Kawhmu township, NLD, Daw Aung Suu Kyi

Shan State
Pindaya township, NLD, U Soe Myint
Kaukme township, SNLD, U Sai Tun Aung
Mabeine township, NLD, U Aung Myint Shein
Muse township, SNLD, U Sai Phoe Myat
Monghsat township, USDP, U Sai Khattiya
Manton township, NLD, U Aung Kyaw Oo (aka U Kyaw Oo)
Mongyawng township, NLD, U Sai Tun Aung

Ayeyarwady Region
Hintada township, NLD, U Khin Maung Yee
Einme township, NLD, Daw Thanda
Pantamaw township, NLD, U Man Nyunt Thein
Danubyu township, NLD, U Tin Hla
Pyapone township, NLD, U Win Htut
Bogale township, NLD, U Min Thaing


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #10 – 9:40AM, November 11 – UPDATED

And we're back! Good morning! The UEC's 10th official results announcement confirmed 61 Pyithu national seats, with an initial review tallying 56 for the NLD, 3 for the USDP, and 2 more for the SNLD. Stand by for confirmation and a full list of constituencies/winners!


November 10


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ – 11:52PM, November 10 – Myanmar Times

As the scheduled 11pm Union Election Commission announcement has been cancelled – because reporters had trouble "returning after late night press conferences" (how considerate!) – we're going to call it a night here. We'll be back with you at 9am tomorrow, though, with the next batch of confirmed results from the UEC. Good night!


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #9 – 10:04PM, November 10

The Union Election Commission announced 48 region/state seats at 9pm, of which 40 went to the NLD, 7 to the USDP, and 1 for the Kayin People's Party, where U Saw Ja Win Myint won in Thandaunggyi (2), Kayin State. A full list winners/locations is below – please excuse mis-spellings while we cross-check then against our official locations list!

Kachin State

Wingmaw township (1) NLD, U Win Nyunt
Wingmaw township (2) NLD, U Nawlee (aka Za Khaung Kham Ral)
Hpakant township (1) NLD, U Hla Aung
Hpakant township (2) NLD, U La Sai

Kayah State
Loikaw township (1) NLD, Dr Aung Kyaw Htay
Loikaw township (2) NLD, U Tin Myint
Hpruso township (1) NLD, U Thoe Ral
Hpruso township (2) NLD, U Khin Maung Tun (Naw Ei)
Hpasawng township (1) NLD,U Win Myint
Hpasawng township (2) NLD, U Yan Naing Swe

Kayin State
Thandaunggyi township (1) NLD, U Saw Hla Myint
Thandaunggyi township (2) Kayin People's Party U Saw Ja Win Myint

Sagaing Region
Myinmu township (1) USDP, U Thaung Myint
Myinmu township (2) NLD, Daw Nilar Lwin
Butalin township (1) NLD, U Aung Kyaw
Butalin township (1) NLD, Dr Kyaw Zay Lin (aka Zay Lin Maung)

Bago Region
Thanatpin township (1) NLD, Dr Saw Nyo Win
Thanatpin township (2) NLD, U Myo Myint Aung
Nyaunglebin township (1) NLD, U Aung Naing Oo
Nyaunglebin township (2) NLD,U Nyi Nyi Htwe
Kyauktaga township (1) NLD, U Lin Lin Kyaw
Kyauktaga township (2) NLD, U Kyi Zin
Toungoo township (1) NLD, U Aye Min Win
Toungoo township (2) NLD, U Moe Ma Kha
Paungde township (1) NLD, U Ye Lin Naing
Paungde township (2) NLD, U Tun Tun Oo
Letpadan township (1) NLD, U Khin Maung Yin
Letpadan township (1) NLD, U Myo Aung

Magwe Region
Ngape township (1) NLD, U San Kyu
Ngape township (2) NLD, U Khin Maung Lwin
Minhla township (1) NLD, U Hlaing Myint Than
Minhla township (1) NLD, U Maing Ko

Mon State
Kyaikmaraw township (1) NLD, Daw Khin Myo Myint
Kyaikmaraw township (2) USDP, U Min Aung Mon
Bilin township (1) NLD, Dr Khin Naing Oo
Bilin township (2) NLD, U Min Min Oo

Shan State
Pindaya township (1) USDP, U Arkar Lin
Pindaya township (2) NLD, U Nyi Nyi (aka Y Nyi Lay Chan)
Mabein township (1) NLD, U Maung Nyo
Mabein township (2) NLD, U Min Min Thein
Monghsat township (1) USDP, U Than Win
Monghsat township (2) USDP, U Dar Weed
Manton township (1) USDP, U Saw Ma Lan
Manton township (2) NLD, U San Win Aung (aka U Aung Aung)
Mongyawng township (1) NLD, U Eike Khan Hlaing
Mongyawng township (2) NLD, U Sai Shan Tit Lone

Ayeyarwady Region
Pyapone township (1) NLD, U Zayar Min Thein
Pyapone township (2) NLD, U Bo Bo Min Zaw


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #9 – 9:00PM, November 10

The Union Election Commission has confirmed another 48 seats for regional/state hluttaws: 40 for the NLD, 7 for the USDP, and 1 for the Kaytin People's Party. Stay tuned for more updates and expanded details on those results!.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #8 – 6:30PM, November 10

The Union Election Commission has confirmed 33 Amyotha hluttaw seats: 29 for the NLD, 2 for the USDP, 1 for the Zomi Congress for Democracy Party, and 1 Independent candidate, Minister for the President's Office U Soe Thin, from Kayah (9).

Kayah State
Kayah (3) NLD, U Bawral Soe Wai
Kayah (4) NLD, U Saw Sein Tun
Kayah (7) NLD, U Aung Kyaw Soe
Kayah (8) USDP, U Kyaw Than
Kayah (9) Independent, U Soe Thein
Kayah (12) NLD, U Sai Pan Pha

Chin State
Chin (5) Zomi Congress for Democracy, U Pu Gin Kham Lian
Chin (6) USDP, U Cin Khan Pau

Tanintharyi Region
Tanintharyi (2) NLD, U Thet Naing Soe
Tanintharyi (3) NLD, U Tun Lin

Bago Region
Bago (5) NLD, Dr Tin Tin Win
Bago (6) NLD, U Min Oo
Bago (7) NLD, Dr Mya Thaung
Bago (10) NLD, U Win Kyone
Bago (11) NLD, Dr Win Myint
Bago (12) NLD, U Aung Thein

Magwe Region
Magwe (1) NLD, U Hla San
Magwe (2) NLD, U Khin Win
Magwe (3) NLD, U Chit Htwe
Magwe (4) NLD, U Aung Kyi Nyunt
Magwe (5) NLD, U Tin Aung Tun

Mon State
Mon (1) NLD, U Aye Min Han
Mon (2) NLD, Daw Nwe Nwe Aung
Mon (3) NLD, Daw Myat Thida Tun
Mon (4) NLD, U Phae Tun

Yangon Region
Yangon (1) NLD, Dr Htwe Kywe
Yangon (2) NLD, U Htay Oo
Yangon (3) NLD, Dr Myat Nyan Soe
Yangon (4) NLD, U Than Soe aka Than Soe (Economics)
Yangon (7) NLD, U Ye Myint Soe
Yangon (8) NLD, U Kyaw Htwe

Ayeyarwady Region
Ayeyarwady (8) NLD, Daw Ei Ei Pyone
Ayeyarwady (9) NLDMan Toe Shwe


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #8 – 6:10PM, November 10

The Union Election Commission has begun announcing confirmed Amyotha hluttaw seats. So far, they have announced 29 for the NLD, 2 for the USDP, 1 for the Zomi Congress for Democracy Party, and 1 Independent candidate, Minister for the President's Office U Soe Thin, from Kayah (9).

Full list of winners/locations coming directly!


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ, Kyauktada, Yangon – 5:55PM, November 10 – Wade Guyitt

While we wait for the next scheduled official results update at 6pm, let’s put the NLD’s unofficial claims in context. The magic number the NLD is looking for is a function of the combined seats in the Amyotha and Pyithu Hluttaws only, which combine to form the mighty Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (state and region hluttaws don’t factor in here as they don’t sit in that chamber).

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has a total of 664 seats. However, not all of those are up for grabs. The military’s dedicated 166 seats form 25 percent of the body, and those are un-elected positions, over which voters have no say.

Of the 498 elected seats, 7 have been cancelled, struck out of this vote due to instability in Shan State.

That leaves 491 seats up for grabs.

To be able to control the passage of parliamentary law and ensure it has power in deciding who gets to be president, the NLD will need to carry a majority: They’ll be looking for 50 percent plus one of the total combined Pyidaungsu: That’s 329 seats. The NLD has claimed 406 – well clear of that mark.

Substantially amending the constitution (for instance, removing article 59f, which bars Daw Aung San Suu Kyi from the presidency due to her sons holding foreign passports), however, requires 75 percent plus one. With the military holding 25pc of seats, that would mean they would need an enormous majority, agreement with all other representatives, plus at least one sympathetic military representative. We’ll have to see if they can capture that level of support.


Ayeyarwady Region – 5:48PM, November 10 – Shwe Yee Saw Myint

While the National League for Democracy has largely cruised through the ruling party heartland, three townships bucked the trend and didn’t elect the fighting peacock after an influx of advance votes changed the course of the tide.

Kyaunggon, Ngapudaw and Kangyidaunt sported the only ruling party victories out of the region’s 26 townships, most of which unanimously voted red, according to U Myo Nyount, chair of the region’s NLD office.

"First, we won in this region, but then we lost when the advance vote boxes arrived the day after the election at 6 am,” he said, adding that a complaint has been filed with the Union Election Commission about the sudden emergence of advance votes after the polls closed.

U Myo Nyount said that he did not exactly know the full number of advance votes, but saw that there had been corrections to the initial results, especially from polling stations in Kyaunggon.

After the additions of advance votes the NLD lost Kyaunggon’s Regional Hluttaw 1 and Pyithu Hluttaw seats and Kangyidaunt’s Regional Hluttaw 2 position. They also lost a regional spot in President U Thein Sein’s hometown turf, Ngapudaw.

So far, the UEC has announced only NLD victories in the delta region.


NLD reports 100% of vote in 15 Magwe Townships – 5:21PM, November 10 – Nay Aung

Tack another victory up for the National League for Democracy – the Magwe Region office is reporting all 25 townships have gone red.

“We won 100 percent,” said U Nay Myo Kyaw, secretary of the NLD office for the Region. The official results for Magwe have not been so comprehensive – covering only about 15 of the townships - but so far are lining up as an NLD sweep.

Union Solidarity and Development Party candidate, U San Nyunt who contested for Amyotha Hluttaw seat from Constituency 3 of Natmauk township, has already bowed out of the race, offering congratulations to the winning party.

“I wasn’t allowed to serve the country in parliament because I wasn’t chosen by the majority of votes. I lost in the election, but I will remain a party member,”| he said. “Thanks for your support and I’m sorry that I couldn’t achieve more for you. Congratulations to the NLD – I hope that you can successfully work for the good of the country.”

While the majority of Magwe’s residents rely on the agriculture sector, The Farmer’s Development Party said it didn’t end up with many votes Party secretary U Thaing Tan also conceded defeat. –Translation by Zar Zar Soe


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #7 – 4:10PM, November 10 – UPDATED

Full list of townships and winners from the 7th UEC official vote confirmation at 3pm today are below, plus a correction: we reported earlier 5 state/region seats for the SNLD and 11 for the USDP – it is actually 12 for the USDP and 4 for the SNLD, plus 46 for the NLD and 1 for the Zomi National Congress.

Ayeyarwady Region
Kangyidaunt township (1), NLD, U Soe Moe Tun
Kangyidaunt township (2), USDP, Daw Khin Saw Mu
Thabaung township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Khin Moe Wah, U Aung Aung Oo
Kyonepyaw township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Thida, U Man Thong
Yegyi township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Myo Nyunt, Dr Hla Myat Thwe
Myan Aung township (1 & 2) – NLD U Hla Moe Aung, Daw Su Su Aung
Kyaiklat township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Zeyar, U Win Hlaing (aka U Nyo)
Dedaye township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Than Lwin, U Khin Win

Yangon Region
Mingalar Taung Nyunt township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Hla Htay, U Yan Ang
Cocogyun township (1 & 2) – USDP, U Tin Win, U Aung Naing

Mandalay Region
Patheingyi township (1 & 2) – NLD U Kyaw Myint, U Aung Kyaw Oo

Magwe Region
Magwe township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Htay, Daw Khin Cho Latt

Taungdwingyi township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Zaw Min Tun, U Win Myint Hlaing
Myothit township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Than Swe, U Zaw Myo Win
Nat Mauk township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Thaung Shwe, Dr Lhom Maung Aye
Minbu township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Swan Yee, U Nay Myo Kyaw
Kamma township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Zaw Win, Y Myint Aung
Sinbaungwe township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Tin Maung Oo, U Kyaw Lwin
Aunglan township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Zaw Min, U Aye Kyaw
Seikphyu township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Thet Ma Aye, U Kyaw San Aung
Saw township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Htin Linn, U Kyaw Myint

Shan State
Kalaw township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Soe Myunt Lwin Oo (aka U Soe Gyi), U Than Htaik

Ywangon township (1) – NLD, U Aye Min Soe
Ywangon township (2) – USDP, U Sao Aung Myat (aka U Aung Myat)
Laihka township (1 & 2) – SNLD, U Sai Kyaw Zeyar (aka Sai Yin), U Sai Tun Aung
Linkhae township (1 & 2) – SNLD, U sai Aung Myo Kyaw, U Sai Lone
Nawnghkio township (1 & 2) – NLD U Myint Swe, Dr Nyi Nyi Aung
Laukkai township (1 & 2) – USDP, U Aung Than Htut, U Baeyin Nal (aka Khin Maung Lwin)

Kayah State
Dimawso township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Thein Aung, U Boss Ko
Shadaw township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Tin Yal, U Hla Htwe

Chin State
Tedim township (1) – Zomi Congress for Democracy, U Pu Htan Dheik Khote
Tedim township (2) – USDP, U Son Dote Kyint


Budalin township, Sagaing Region – 4:10PM, November 10 – Kyaw Ko Ko

Budalin township, Sagaing Region, has gone heavily for the National League for Democracy, according to the party’s candidate there. Dr Kyaw Zaw Lin said he had won by a landslide, taking 68 percent of the vote, and beating five other candidates, including the current chief minister of the region, U Thar Aye, who was running for the Union Solidarity and Development Party.

Budalin is the chief minister’s home town, in which he was running for regional constituency 2. It is home to about 150,000 voters.

“People voted for me because they love Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her party,” Dr Kyaw Zaw Lin told The Myanmar Times yesterday.

“I will do my best to serve the people and deserve their confidence. Reforms will be conducted in the hluttaw according to the policy of our party. We want people to trust the law, not fear it as they do now.”

In the race for the Amyotha Hluttaw, the NLD candidate won with 50,334 votes to 17,784 for the USDP, and in the Pyithu Hluttaw race, the NLD beat the USDP 50,739 votes to18,112.

For regional hluttaw seat 1, the NLD won with 25,215 votes to 6953 for the USDP, and for regional hluttaw seat 2, NLD received 24,956, the USDP 11,190.

“I ran for election because this is my home town and I wanted to serve the people,” said the chief minister. “I accept their decision.” – Translation by Thiri Min Htun


Bahan township, Yangon – NLD UNOFFICIAL RESULTS ANNOUNCEMENT – 3:30PM, November 10 – U Myo Lwin

NLD have made an unofficial results announcement that suggests they will claim just over 80 percent of all elected seats in both chambers of the national parliament.

The numbers they are claiming breaks down as follows:

Pyithu Hluttaw 271 of 330 elected representatives (82.1%) – that's 61.6 percent of the total Pyithu Hluttaw (elected and military representatives).

Amyotha Hluttaw 135 of 168 (80.4%) – that's 60.3 percent of the total Amyotha Hluttaw (elected and military representatives)

So in the combined Pyidaungsu Hluttaw these results would result in 406 of the 664 (61.14%) seats (elected and military representatives)

Note: these results are from NLD party officials, and are therefore not official. The next batch of officially confirmed results from the UEC are expected at 6PM tonight.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results #7 – 3:10PM, November 10

As expected, the 7th UEC seat announcement confirmed 58 state/region hluttaw seats to follow the pyithu seats from this morning. An initial review looks like it's 46 for the NLD, 7 for the USDP, 4 for the SNLD, and 1 more for the Zomi Congress for Democracy.

Check back for confirmation and a full list of townships/winners.

Ayeyarwady Region
Kangyihtawk township (1), NLD, U Soe Moe Tun
Kangyihtawk township (2), USDP, Daw Khin Saw Mu
Thabauy township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Khin Moe Wah, U Aung Aung Oo
Kyone Pyone township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Thida, U Man Thong
Yaykyi township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Myo Nyunt, Dr Hla Myat Thwe
Myan Aung township (1 & 2) – NLD U Hla Moe Aung, Daw Su Su Aung
Kyaiklat township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Zeyar, U Win Hlaing (aka U Nyo)
Daydaye township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Than Lwin, U Khin Win

Yangon Region
Mingalar Taung Nyunt township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Hla Htay, U Yan Ang
Cocogyun township (1 & 2) – USDP, U Tin Win, U Aung Naing

Mandalay Region
Patheingyi township (1 & 2) – NLD U Kyaw Myint, U Aung Kyaw Oo

Magwe Region
Magwe township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Htay, Daw Khin Cho Latt
Taungdwingyi township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Zaw Min Tun, U Win Myint Hlaing
Myothit township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Than Swe, U Zaw Myo Win
Nat Mauk township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Thaung Shwe, Dr Lhom Maung Aye
Minbu township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Kyaw Swan Yee, U Nay Myo Kyaw
Kamma township (1 & 2) – NLD, Y aw Win, Y Myint Aung
Sinpangwe township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Tin Maung Oo, U Kyaw Lwin
Aung Lan township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Zaw Min, U Aye Kyaw
Saitphyu township (1 & 2) – NLD, Daw Thet Ma Aye, U Kyaw San Aung
Saw township (1 & 2) – NLD, U Htin Linn, U Kyaw Myint

Full list of state results coming next!


Mandalay – 2:40PM, November 10 – RJ Vogt

After throwing his support behind incumbent president U Thein Sein and the ruling USDP, the figurehead of Ma Ba Tha could only express shock at reports of a landslide NLD victory.

“I never thought that the NLD would win this many townships,” he said in an interview this morningat the Masoeyin Monastery in Mandalay. “I expected many parties to enter into the Hluttaw. I am very surprised.”

He added that he is not mad that the NLD won, though he is “worried”.

“If the NLD forms the government and they do good things, I will be happy. If they attack the race and religion laws, I will speak out.”

Controversial hyper-nationalist monk U Wirathu has been less than pleased with the strong showing from the NLD in intitial polling results. Photo: RJ Vogt / The Myanmar TimesControversial hyper-nationalist monk U Wirathu has been less than pleased with the strong showing from the NLD in intitial polling results. Photo: RJ Vogt / The Myanmar Times

For weeks, Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party has accused the influential Buddhist nationalist group of spreading propaganda against them. Inflammatory pamphlets and CDs have been discovered in circulation around Mandalay region, allegedly distributed by U Wirathu’s followers.

Earlier today, the infamous monk denied the claims.

“I made an announcement to Ma Ba Tha followers to stop distributing anti-NLD material because it was harmful to our dignity,” he said. “Some people may have been using the name of Ma Ba Tha to cause trouble.”


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ, Kyawuktada, Yangon – 2:28PM, November 10 – Myanmar Times

If the UEC results announcements follow the expected pattern that's been developing, then we should expect a load of state/region assembly seat announcements at 3pm today.

If you're wondering what state/region hluttaws are about, and why their composition matters for national politics in Myanmar, check out chief political correspondent Ei Ei Toe Lwin's analysis, "State hluttaws: new centres of power?"

"The balance of power is shifting away from the Union Solidarity and Development Party and the military, however, and ethnic parties say they are anticipating a major shake-up in the state legislatures post-election. But competition brings risks: namely, the threat of splitting the ethnic vote.

Ethnic parties believe, however, that they have the strength and numbers to win majorities in their respective states. If that happens, it will only deepen resentment over the constitutional restrictions on state and region parliaments – and possibly lead to open conflict with Nay Pyi Taw, as well as the centrally appointed governments in the state and region capitals."


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ, Kyawuktada, Yangon – 2:15PM, November 10 – Matt Roebuck

A quick cut-out-and-keep guide to reading the election results:

There is a basic naming style to the constituencies of the hluttaws, or parliaments. If the name listed is a:

Township (with number) then it’s a state or regional hluttaw seat;
Township only it’s a Pyithu (or lower house) Hluttaw seat;
State/Region (with number) then it’s an Amyotha (or upper house) Hluttaw seat.

There are also state ethnic affairs ministers: 29, including 7 in Shan State alone. An ethnic affairs minister is elected in states or regions where the local population of an ethnic minority group numbers about 51,400 (0.1 percent of the national population), and is group in with state/region hluttaws. When you hear a total number of seats to be contested in a state or region then that usually includes those. So if people refer to Mon State as having 45 seats up for grabs, that is a combination of the State, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws plus an ethic affairs minister for each of the Bamar, Pa-O and Kayin peoples.

This rule does not apply to populations that are majorities in their state or region, nor does it apply to those that live within a state or region where the group has a self-administered zone or district. For instance the Lisu have a ethnic affairs minister in Shan State but the Wa do not.

And of course, for English readers, the trick to keeping up is transliterating the Myanmar script to the roman alphabet, since there is still no standard English spellings of Myanmar placenames … First on the list?


Drama in NPT as ex-defence minister’s request for recount rejected – Ei Ei Toe Lwin

Township election commission officials in Pobbathiri have rejected a last-ditch attempt from former defence minister U Wai Lwin to stave off defeat. U Wai Lwin had cited “electoral fraud” as the justification for recounting the votes from the three stations.

Figures from the township commission show him behind to U Ye Mon, a poet better known as Maung Tin Thit, from the National League for Democracy.


Namkhan Township, Shan State – 1:40PM, November 10 – Myat Noe Oo

The limits of the NLD’s popularity have been found, way up in northern Shan State. The Ta’ang Palaung National Party has emerged victorious in Namkhan township, on the border with China, according to unofficial results provided by the township commission, with the NLD finishing last out of five parties.

But the Palaung party only came out on top because the two ethnic Shan parties, the Shan Nationalities Democratic Party and Shan Nationalities League for Democracy, split the vote. The Union Solidarity and Development Party came close behind in fourth, while the National League for Democracy was dead last by some way.

In the Pyithu Hluttaw seat, the Palaung party garnered 20,323 votes, ahead of the SNDP on 12,142 and SNLD on 11,842. The USDP got 8604 and the NLD 2578.

In Shan State Amyotha Hluttaw seat 5, the Palaung got 18,029 in Namkhan, ahead of the SNLD (12252), SNDP (11488), USDP (7620) and NLD (2290). However, the winner of the seat will only be confirmed after results from neighbouring Muse and Kutkai are added, as the three townships together comprise seat 5.

In Shan State Hluttaw seat 1, the Palaung party won with 10968, followed by the SNDP (7203), SNLD (6199), USDP (3288) and NLD (1602).

In Shan State Hluttaw seat 2, the Palaung party received 9683 votes, followed by the USDP (6178), SNLD (6244), SNDP (4777) and NLD (1136).


Hlaing Tharyar township, Yangon Region – 1:10PM, November 10 – Ei Ei Thu

The National League for Democracy says it has won a thumping victory in Hlaing Tharyar township, the country’s most heavily populated constituency.

But the win has been marred by large numbers of people being unable to cast a ballot on November, with turnout estimated at just 150,000 – about one-third of all voters.

The industrial hub, with a population of nearly 690,000, according to the 2014 census, has 451,564 registered voters who will be represented in the lower house of parliament by just one MP: Dr Than Myint of the NLD.

He took home 103,210 votes, according to the party, way ahead of his Union Solidarity and Development Party rival on 18,243.

In the Amyotha Hluttaw, NLD candidate U Aye Bo won with 117,095 votes, ahead of the USDP candidate on 20,766.

In Yangon Region Hluttaw seat 1, U Win Maung won with 53,582 to 8383 for the USDP candidate. U Myat Min Thu won Yangon Region Hluttaw seat 2 with 62,333 votes, ahead of his USDP opponent on 12,212.

“The final results were as we expected,” U Myat Min Thu told The Myanmar Times. “We had many issues on election day. However, the people who voted have shown they want real democracy.”


Yangon State – 12:58PM, November 10 – Preliminary EU Observers comments – Catherine Trautwein


Shan State – 12:42PM, November 10 – Lun Min Mang

The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy is claiming victory in a dozen Pyithu Hluttaw seats in Shan State, mostly in the north. No official results have been announced from Shan State by the Union Election Commission yet.

But the SNLD said it has won the seats of Kyaukme, Hsipaw, Namtu, Hseni, Tan Yang, Muse and Mong Yai in northern Shan State.

Meanwhile, in southern Shan State, it says it has won Laihka, Langkho, Mongkaung, Kunhing and Mong Nai.

It is also claiming 25 Shan State Hluttaw seats, including both seats in Kyaukme, Hsipawa, Hseni, Mong Yai, Laihka, Mongkaung, Kunhing, Linke and Mong Nai.

It says it has picked up one of the two state hluttaw seats in Namtu, Tan Yang, Muse, Loileng, Maukme, Namhsan and Mansi.


Myitkyina township, Kachin State – 12:30PM, November 10 – Aye Thidar Kyaw

We’ve only had one official result from Kachin State for the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw, with Injanyang returning the Kachin State Democracy Party’s U Lamar Naw Aung, who polled just 439 votes (voting was cancelled in 61 of 63 village tracts in the township).

But the Union Solidarity and Development Party has told The Myanmar Times that it expects to pick up at least four Pyithu Hluttaw seats in the state. U Soe Thein, the secretary of the USDP branch in Kachin, said the party has picked up Chipwe (U Zone Taik), Machanbaw (U Nan Mon Htin); Nagmung (U G Hphon Sar) and Bhamo (U Zaung Khaung). However, he said total vote numbers were not yet known.


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results – 12:110PM, November 10 – The Myanmar Times

Union Election Commission announces 34 new seats, all in the Pyithu hluttaw. The NLD wins 29, the USDP 2, the Shan National League for Democracy won 2, and Zomi Congress for Democracy candidate U Chin Sian Thang wins 1 seat for his party in Tiddim. The result is also decided in Nat Mauk, Magwe, birthplace of Myanmar independence hero Aung San. The constituency was contested by 6 candidates, but won by NLD's U Aung Tin Lin. Meanwhile, the USDP rep U Lu Htal Hone beat out Shan State Kokang Democratic Party candidate in the Kokang capital of Laukkai, where only 2 candidates ran for Pyithu.

Full list of constituencies below. Please bear with some spelling errors – we are in the process of converting them into official township spellings.

Ayeyarwady Region:
Kangyidaunt township, NLD, U Shwe Hla Kyaing
Thabaung township, NLD, U Thein Tun
Kyonpyaw township, NLD, U Soe Aung Naing
Yegyi township, NLD, Dr San Shwe Win
Myanaung township, NLD, U Khin Maung Lut
Maubin township, NLD, U Sein Win
Kyaiklat township, NLD, U Yan Lin
Dedaye township, NLD, Dr Daw Khin Nyo

Mandalay Region:
Patheingyi township, NLD, U Thaung Htay Lin

Mon State:
Chaungzon township, NLD, Daw Khin Htay Kwal
Mawlamyine township, NLD, U Naing Thaung Nyunt

Yangon Region:
Mingalar Taung Nyunt township, NLD, Daw Phyu Phyu Thin
Cocokyun township [Coco Island], USDP, U Win Min

Shan State:
Kalaw township, NLD, Daw Pyone Kaythi Naing
Ywangan township, NLD, U Aung Soe Min
Laihka township, SNLD, U Sai Mone
Linkhae township, SNLD, U Sai Ba Thein
Nawnghkio township, NLD, U Tun Aung (aka U Tun Tun Hin)
Laukkai township, USDP, U Lu Htal Hone

Kayah State:
Dimawso township, NLD, U Paw Seng
Shadaw township, NLD, Daw Wint War Tun

Chin State:
Tedim township, Zomi Congress for Democracy, U Chin Sian Thang

Bago Region:
Thayarwady township, NLD, U Aung Myint

Magwe Region:
Magwe township, NLD, U Myint Oo
Taundwingyi township, NLD, U Min Thein
Myothit township, NLD, U Thar Aung
Nat Mauk township, NLD, U Aung Tin Lin
Minbu township, NLD, U Win Win
Pwinbyu township, NLD, U Tun Tun
Kamma township, NLD, U Sein Han
Sinbaungwe township, NLD, U Nay Htat Win
Aunglan township, NLD, U Aung Htoo Myint
Seikphyu township, NLD, U Aung Thike
Saw township, NLD, U Kyaw Tin


Hlaing Tharyar township, Yangon Region – 10:24AM, November 10 – Ei Ei Thu

Observers and officials in Myanmar’s largest township, are telling us that the NLD has swept the board there, winning the Pyithu, Amyotha and both Regional seats.

The numbers we’re being provided (that are yet to be officially announced by the UEC are as follows:

Pyithu Hluttaw – Dr Than Myint wins with 103210 votes to the USDP’s 18243
Amyotha Hluttaw – U Aye Bo wins with 117095 votes to the USDP’s 20766
Regional Hluttaw (1), U Win Maung, 53582 votes to the USDP’s-8383
Regional Hluttaw (2), U Myat Min Thu, 62333 voters to the USDP’s-12212

"The final results are as we expected, U Myat Min Thu told The Myanmar Times. “We had many issues on the election day however the all votes came from people who want real democracy. "


Nay Pyi Taw – Official UEC Results – 9:26AM, November 10 – The Myanmar Times

Union Election Commission announces 54 new seats, all in state/regional assemblies, from Ayeyarwady, Magwe, Mandalay, Tanintharyi, and Yangon Regions and Mon, Kayah, Kachin States. The NLD has won 49, bringing their state/regional assemblies total to 96, and their overall total haul to 145 of the 160 seats declared. The KSDP took another 2 seats, in Ingyanyan (1 & 2), and the USDP scraped another 2 seats in Bawlakhe (1 & 2), where they already won the Pyithu seat. The Mon National Party also made it on the board, with a seat in Mudon (2). Stand by for corrected spellings!

Full township list 9:00 announcement, November 10:

Yangon Region
Htantabin township (1 & 2), NLD
North Okkalapa township (1 & 2), NLD
Botahtaung township (1 & 2), NLD
Kungyangon township (1 & 2), NLD
Sanchaung township (1 & 2), NLD
Bahan township (1 & 2), NLD

Mandalay Region
Maha Aung Myay township (1 & 2), NLD
Pyingyitagon township (1 & 2), NLD
Tada-U township (1 & 2), NLD
Kyaukpadaung township (1 & 2), NLD
Wundwin township (1 & 2), NLD

Ayeyarwady Region
Zalun township (1 & 2), NLD
Lemyethna township (1 & 2), NLD
Kyangin township (1 & 2), NLD
Ingapu township (1 & 2), NLD
Nyaundong township (1 & 2), NLD

Magwe Region
Salin township (1 & 2), NLD
Thayet township (1 & 2), NLD
Mindone township (1 & 2), NLD
Yenangyaung township (1 & 2), NLD

Mon State
Mawlamyine township (1 & 2), NLD – U Min Htin Aung Han & Dr Htain Lin
Thanphyuzayat township (1 & 2), NLD – Daw Tin Ei & U Tun Htay
Mudon township (2), NLD – Daw Mya Theingi Maw
Mudon township (1), Mon National Party – U Naing Kyi Win (aka Dr Min Kyi)

Kachin State
Ingyangan township (1 & 2), Kachin State Democratic Party – U Zaw Moe Naw & Daw Ja Sine Hkwan

Kayah State
Bawlakhe township (1 & 2), USDP – U Aye Shwe & U Soe Yal

Tanintharyi Region
Launglon township (1 & 2), NLD
Thayetchaung township (1 & 2), NLD


Myanmar Times Election Live HQ, Kyawuktada, Yangon –9:00AM 

W're back – and a little sleepy – getting ready to bring you more reults from the UEC, expected any mionute now. As we're going to try to post as soon as possible, please disregard any township mis-spellings for the time being – we will review after to correct with official spelling. 


Click below to see see our live coverage of Election Day November 8, with reporting, interviews, and images from over 40 journalists and photographers stationed in nearly every state and region of Myanmar, as well as our coverage from November 9, the first day of official election results reporting. Thanks for following our coverage so far, and enjoy the first half of the live blog!

NLD magic numbers

Confirmed To nominate VP To pass bills
Pyithu 162 (50%+1 of elected) 217 (50%+1 of total)
255 CLINCHED CLINCHED
  To nominate VP To pass bills
Amyotha 85 (50%+1 of elected) 113 (50%+1 of total)
135 CLINCHED CLINCHED
  To elect President To pass bills
Pyidaungsu 329 (50%+1 of total) 329 (50%+1 of total)
390 CLINCHED CLINCHED

UEC OFFICIAL RESULTS

Total: 1171 Declared/1171 Contested (100%)
[incl 29 Ethnic Affairs Ministers]

PARTY PYITHU HLUTTAW AMYOTHA HLUTTAW STATE/
REGION
255 135 496
30 11 76
12 3 25
12 10 23
3 2 7
3 1 6
2 2 2
2 0 3
1 0 3
0 1 2
1 0 2
1 0 1
0 0 2
0 0 2
0 0 1
0 1 0
0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1
0 0 1
Independ
1 2 2
7 0 14
Last Updated - 25 Nov 2015 5:45 PM MMT

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