Myanmar’s President U Thein Sein (Source :Xinhua/VNA)
Nay Pyi Taw (VNA) – Myanmar’s President U Thein Sein on November 6 pledged to respect the outcomes of the country’s general election, which is slated for November 8.

In a speech broadcast on national television, the President affirmed he will accept the election’s results and the new government, which is established in accordance with constitution.

He expressed belief that all political forces will also respect the election’s outcomes and called for a free and fair election.

The President said that he is willing to meet leaders of all political forces in the post–election period in order to ensure a smooth transition. 

According to the last update from the UEC, 6,040 candidates representing 91 registered political parties and independent candidates are running for over 1,000 seats in parliament and elected bodies at different levels. 

Among 1,163 constituencies, 330 constituencies are set to elect members of the House of Representatives, 168 constituencies to elect members of the House of Nationalities, 636 constituencies to elect regional or state parliaments and 29 constituencies to elect regional or state parliaments for ethnic groups. 

Eligible voters across the country totalled 32 million.-VNA