YANGON (Bernama) – Myanmar’s opposition party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), held its fourth meeting of the first central committee yesterday to map out action programmes for next year’s general election.
NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi stressed at the meeting that the party will carry out the action programmes to win the upcoming general election which can guarantee genuine democracy demanded by the people.
The NLD firmly believed that only national reconciliation and real talks can bring national unity, peace and development, Suu Kyi said.
The party was established in September 1988 and now has 1.2 million members. In the 2012 by-elections, the party won 43 out of the 45 open parliamentary seats, 37 in the House of Representatives (Lower House), four in the House of Nationalities (Upper House) and two in the region or state parliament.
Aung San Suu Kyi now holds the post of chairperson of the Lower House’s Committee of Rule of Law and Tranquility.