Major parties

More than 6,000 candidates from more than 90 parties will battle for seats in Myanmar's national, state and regional assemblies on Nov 8. Here's a look at the key parties:



Real GDP growth


Agriculture GDP growth

2011 - 2014

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Flooding due to cyclone Komen

Thousands of people in the areas worst affected by flooding earlier this year will likely be unable to vote though they form only a small portion of the total number who cannot go to the polls.

kachin

sagaing

chin

Shan

mandalay

magwAY

naypyitaw

rakhine

Kayah

BAGO

KaYIN

yangon

Irrawaddy

Mon

Tanintharyi

Affected townships

Elections cancelled

The election commission has also ditched plans for voting to take place in areas affected by ethnic violence — even in places controlled by groups that agreed to a ceasefire.

kachin

sagaing

chin

Shan

mandalay

magwAY

naypyitaw

rakhine

Kayah

BAGO

KaYIN

yangon

Irrawaddy

Mon

Tanintharyi

2010

2015

2010 and 2015


ETHNIC GROUPS

Ethnic minority states make up around 30 per cent of all parliamentary seats but as many as 800,000 former "temporary citizens", many of them Rohingya Muslims, have been disenfranchised.

rakhine

Bamar

Chin

Kokang Chinese

Kachin

Karen

Karenni

Mon

Rakhine

Rohingya* & Rakhine

Shan

Wa

REFUGEES

About 110,000 refugees in nine camps along the Thai-Myanmar border will not be able to vote. Additionally, the numbers of internally displaced persons who cannot vote is in the tens of thousands.

Myanmar-Thai

border

Ban Mae Nai Soi

Ban Mae Surin

Mae Ra Ma Luang

Mae La Oon

Mae La

Umpium

Nu Po

Ban Don Yang

Refugee camp

Tham Hin

*Includes other Rakhine Muslim minorities

Upper house

224 seats

Lower house

440 seats

Results updated: GMT


Past results

The current government took power after a 2010 General Election that was boycotted by Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD) party and widely criticised as rigged. In a subsequent by-election in 2012, the NLD swept to a landslide victory, taking 43 out of 44 seats that the party contested and made Suu Kyi a member of the Lower House.

Upper house

224 seats

Lower House

440 seats

* Seats are appointed by the military