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Kokang Democracy and Unity Party

Kokang Democracy and Unity Party
Burmese nameကိုးကန့် ဒီမိုကရေစီနှင့် ညီညွတ်ရေးပါတီ
Chinese name果敢民主团结党
AbbreviationKDUP
ChairmanLuo Xingguang
Vice ChairmanYan Kyin Kan[1]
Founded29 April 2010 (14 years ago) (2010-04-29)
HeadquartersLashio, Shan State
Ideology
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
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Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
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The Kokang Democracy and Unity Party (KDUP) is a political party in Myanmar (Burma) representing the interests of the Kokang Chinese and the administration in the Kokang Self-Administered Zone.[2]

History

The party contested four constituencies in the 1990 general elections, receiving 0.07% of the vote and failing to win a seat.[3] The KDUP was re-established in 2010. In the 2010 elections, it contested constituencies in Lashio, Kunlong and Hsenwi Townships in Shan State, but again failed to win a seat.[4][3]

The KDUP contested one House of Nationalities seat in the 2012 by-elections, Shan State's Constituency No. 3, fielding party's chairman, Luo Xingguang, who was believed to have ties to drug traffickers Lo Hsing Han and Liu Guoxi.[5][6] In the 2015 elections the party succeeded in winning a seat in the House of Representatives and one seat in the Shan State Hluttaw.

References

  1. ^ Aung, Ei Cherry (13 May 2016). "Yan Kyin Kan: 'Many Kokang people are afraid of politics'". Myanmar Now via Frontier Myanmar. Retrieved 21 January 2021.
  2. ^ "Kokang Democracy and Unity Party". Election 2010. Mizzima. 20 November 2010. Archived from the original on 7 April 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Kokang Democracy and Unity Party". 2010 Election Watch. Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 2010. Archived from the original on 29 October 2015. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  4. ^ "All legislatures". 2010 Election Watch. Alternative Asean Network on Burma. 2010. Archived from the original on 1 January 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  5. ^ "Kokang party leader kin to "King of Opium"". Shan Herald Agency. 26 October 2010. Archived from the original on 31 March 2012. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
  6. ^ "Proxy parties galore in Shan State". Shan Herald Agency. 15 October 2010. Archived from the original on 8 June 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2012.
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