National Democratic Force


National Democratic Force
National Democratic Force
အမျိုးသား ဒီမိုကရေစီ အင်အားစု
 
President Than Nyein
Chairman Than Nyein
Headquarters Tamwe Township, Yangon
Ideology Liberalism,
Social liberalism,
Liberal democracy
Seats in the Amyotha Hluttaw
4 / 224
Seats in the Pyithu Hluttaw
12 / 440
Politics of Burma
Political parties
Elections

The National Democratic Force (Burmese: အမျိုးသား ဒီမိုကရေစီ အင်အားစု, pronounced [ʔəmjóðá dìmòkəɹèsì ʔɪ̀ɴʔázṵ], also known as the United Democratic Front; abbreviated NDF) is a Burmese political party formed by former members of the National League for Democracy (NLD), who chose to contest the 2010 general election in Burma (Myanmar). The party's chairman is Than Nyein.[1] Its headquarters are in Tamwe Township, Yangon.

The party was among three major parties running for constituencies nationwide.[2] The other two were the National Unity Party and the Union Solidarity and Development Party. NDF's adoption of the peasant bamboo hat, which is the traditional symbol of the National League for Democracy, created some controversy.[3]

Policy platform

NDF is a social liberal party that seeks to promote individual freedoms and a market economy with state regulation. The party supports civil and human rights and believes that ethnic political issues should be resolved alongside democracy and human rights issues. The party encourages the development of civil society organisations.[4]

Leadership

The party is run by its 15-member Central Executive Committee.

  1. Dr. Than Nyein (Chairman)
  2. Soe Win (Vice Chairman)
  3. Dr. Hla Soe Nyunt (Vice Chairman)
  4. Dr. Win Naing (Secretary)
  5. Myint Thwin (Joint Secretary)
  6. Myo Zaw Aung (Joint Secretary)
  7. Kyi Than (Treasurer)
  8. Dr. Than Win (Member)
  9. Khin Maung Win (Member)
  10. Sein Win (Member)
  11. Thaung Tun (Member)
  12. Myint Pe (Member)
  13. Myint Ngwe (Member)
  14. Kyaw Aung (Member)
  15. Khin Waing Kyi (Member)

Dr. Than Nyein is brother in law of ex-premier Khin Nyunt.[5]

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