Mon National Party

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Mon National Party

မွန်အမျိုးသားပါတီ
Mon nameဗော် ကောန်ဂကူ မန်
AbbreviationMNP
ChairmanNaing Ngwe Thein
Secretary-GeneralMin Soe Lin
Vice-ChairmanNaing Thet Lwin
Founded17 October 1988 (1988-10-17)
26 April 2012 (2012-04-26)[1] (re-registered)
HeadquartersNo 181, Yazadarid Road, Myaingtharyar Ward, Mawlamyine Township, Mon State, Myanmar
IdeologyMon nationalism
Federalism
ColoursRed
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
1 / 224
Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
0 / 440
Seats in the Mon State Hluttaw
2 / 31
Party flag
Mon National Party.svg

The Mon National Party (Burmese: မွန်အမျိုးသားပါတီ; abbreviated MNP) is a political party in Myanmar (Burma).

History[edit]

Established on 17 October 1988,[2] the party was originally known as the Mon National Democratic Front (MNDF), and contested 19 seats in the 1990 general elections,[3] winning five.[4] The party’s license was temporarily revoked in 1992. The MNDF joined the boycott of the 2010 general elections. The party was registered again on 26 April 2012,[1] in order to contest the 2012 by-elections but failed to win any seats.

In 2014 the party adopted its current name. It fielded 53 candidates in the 2015 general elections, contesting seats in Mon, Thanintharyi and Kayin states, where a large number of Mon people live. The MNP's objectives include establishing a federal union in which the Mon people can have greater political autonomy.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Mon National Party". Union Election Commission. Retrieved 21 November 2015.
  2. ^ Ashley South (2013) Mon Nationalism and Civil War in Burma: The Golden Sheldrake, Routledge, p395
  3. ^ Robert H Taylor (2009) The State in Myanmar, NUS Press
  4. ^ Dieter Nohlen, Florian Grotz & Christof Hartmann (2001) Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume I, p615 ISBN 0-19-924958-X
  5. ^ "Resources". Myanmar Now.