February 22nd, local time, the Election Commission of the Union of Myanmar announced that it would hold a national political party dialogue meeting in Napyidaw on the 26th of this month, welcoming all political parties across the country to sign up for the meeting.
This is the first dialogue between political parties across the country hosted by the Federal Election Commission since Myanmar entered a one-year “state of emergency” on February 1.
Myanmar held a national general election in November 2020, when 87 political parties participated in the election, and the National League for Democracy won more than 80% of the seats in the Federal Parliament.
After the election, the Myanmar military believed that there was fraud in the general election, asked the Federal Election Commission to investigate, and postponed the convening of a new Federal Parliament, but it was rejected.
On February 1, Myanmar President Wen Min, Senior State Government Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior government officials were detained by the military.
Subsequently, state power was transferred to Min Aung Lai, the commander-in-chief of the National Defense Force, and Myanmar entered a one-year “state of emergency”.
On February 3, the Myanmar National Management Council announced the reorganization of the Federal Election Commission.
The new Federal Election Commission is composed of six people, including former Defense Force Major General U Thein Soe to replace U Laden as chairman, who was detained by the military on February 1.
Min Aung-lai, chairman of the Myanmar National Management Committee and commander-in-chief of the National Defense Forces, has repeatedly stressed and promised to hold national elections again and transfer state power to the winning party after the election.