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Nominations for NLD central committee

Chiang Mai (Mizzima) – Branches of the National League for Democracy from two divisions and one state have sent their nominees to be selected as central committee members to the party headquarters in Rangoon, it is learnt.

The Rangoon and Irrawaddy Divisions sent seven nominees each and Mon State sent five nominees yesterday, a NLD Central Executive Committee (CEC) member said.

"We are yet to be sent all nominees from all states and divisions. And we are yet to discuss and negotiate with CEC members," CEC member Khin Maung Swe told Mizzima.

The CEC issued a circular to all branches in states and divisions last month to select seven nominees for each division and five nominees for each state for the CC.

The 'Central Committee' is being revamped to make the NLD stronger and consolidate organizational matters for future activities.

The circular states that the nominees shall be selected based on these principles; 'capability', 'loyalty to party', 'always to serve the party and to never stay away from the party', 'standing by party's policies' and 'whom not taken disciplinary action by party'.

After selecting the nominees, the Chairman and Secretary of each State and Division Organizing Committee have to come to the party headquarters in Rangoon with the list of nominees not later than February 16 and 17 to 'negotiate' with the CEC, it is learnt.

Discussion is on in Tanintharyi to select CC nominees today and similar discussions will take place in Pegu Division and Rakhine state tomorrow, according to CEC member Khin Maung Swe.

"We sent an advisory letter to all states and divisions. The remaining states and divisions have not yet sent their nominee lists, " Khin Maung Swe added.

Five nominees representing Karen State have been selected, NLD Pa-an Township constituency No. 3 MP-elect Nan Khin Htwe Myint said.

"We cannot yet release their names but we have selected five nominees though we have not yet sent it to the party headquarters. We will take the list with us. They were selected based on principles laid down by the party," she said.

The party headquarters advisory letter signed by party Chairman and issued on January 27, states that the CEC has the 'authority' to reduce, add, amend, insert, include persons who deserve to be CC members in consideration of party work to the nomination lists made by States and Divisions Organizing Committees. 


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