National League for Democracy (NLD) party Central Information Committee Secretary Monywa Aung Shin said that sending an open letter to ethnic political parties inviting them to join in work for the emergence of a democratic federal union was the party’s first step for building peace and amending the 2008 Constitution.
“We are forming a government for a new term soon. This beyond 2020 government must be a national unity government. This is the first step of this would-be national unity government for building peace and amending the 2008 Constitution,” poet Monywa Aung Shin said.
According to the official announcements for elections results made by Union Election Commission (UEC), the NLD had won over 340 seats in two houses of parliaments and it is certain that NLD has won enough votes for forming the new government.
The NLD party sent an open letter dated November 12 to 48 ethnic political parties with the subject line, “Union Affairs matters which must be orientated in future Myanmar”.
Arakan League for Democracy (ALD) party spokesman Myo Kyaw said that they would mull over joining with them only after waiting and seeing the opinion of the NLD in this regard.
“They claimed that they were the Union Party and multi-ethnic party and representing all ethnic people. We must wait and see their offer first. How do they extend this offer to us? Is it on an equal footing or with the intention of subordinating us? We must wait and see first. We can talk about this matter only after we wait and see,” Myo Kyaw said.
In this open letter, the NLD says that they learned that some ethnic parties may not have achieved the results as expected in the general elections but nonetheless the party will work on efforts to see the emergence of the democratic federal union and so the party invites the ethnic political parties to join in this great effort.