Announcement of the Results of all Constituencies of the General Election in Myanmar
(Statement by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida)
November 20, 2015
1. On November 20th (same day local time), the Union Election Commission (UEC) of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar announced the results of all constituencies of the country’s first general election since its transition to civilian rule in 2011, which was held on November 8. The Government of Japan welcomes that this general election was generally held freely and fairly, and offers its congratulations on this important milestone in the advancement of democratization in Myanmar.
2. The Government of Japan congratulates the National League for Democracy (NLD), which is chaired by Ms. Aung San Suu Kyi, on its victory, and respects the efforts of all the concerned parties that guided this election to success, including the people of Myanmar, the candidates of all the participating parties, and Mr. Tin Aye, Chairman of the UEC.
3. The successful completion of this general election is evidence of the significant outcomes achieved through the political reforms carried out by H.E. Mr. Thein Sein, President of Myanmar. The Government of Japan expects that the dialogue toward launching a new administration that will take place between Chairperson Aung San Suu Kyi, President Thein Sein, and Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, will proceed smoothly, and that under a stable administration further advances will be made with Myanmar’s democratization and various reforms.
4. The Government of Japan continues to support Myanmar’s efforts for greater development and prosperity, and will further develop the traditional relationship of friendship and cooperation with Myanmar.