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Hanoi (VNA) - The Union Election Commission (UEC) has announced to hold a by-election to fill vacant seats of the parliament on April 1, 2017.

The by-election will be held to fill 18 vacant seats: nine in Lower House (House of Representatives), three in Upper House (House of Nationalities) and six in state parliaments.

There were some constituencies which failed to hold the polling in the country's general election in November 2015.

Besides, according to Myanmar’s Constitution, some parliamentary seats were left empty after some parliament members were appointed as government cabinet members.-VNA