Thursday, August 19, 2010

USDP anticipates majority victory in elections

Thursday, 19 August 2010 16:54 Mizzima News

Nahtoegyi (Mizzima) – With less than three months before Burma’s first general election in two decades, an official from the primary military-supported party is confident of victory.
Minister of Industry No.1, Aung Thaung, predicts the junta-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) will win 16 million votes in the forthcoming election and take more than 50 percent of parliamentary seats.

Aung Thaung, who is also a secretary in the Central Committee of the party, aired his premonition at a ceremony for the party’s submission of its membership application letter held at Nahtoegyi Stadium in Mandalay Division on August 9.

An estimated 30 million people are to vote in the November 7 polling, according to the Ministry of Immigration and Population.

Aung Thaung, a native of Mandalay Division, said the USDP was not formed out of the blue, so they are better in every aspect than other political parties.

A close confidant of Senior General Than Shwe, Aung Thaung will contest in a constituency of Mandalay Division in the forthcoming election.

The USDP is led by current Prime Minister Thein Sein and is expected to conduct office opening and flag hoisting ceremonies across the country tomorrow morning.

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