UEC: Big Four meeting won't affect election result

NAY PYI TAW — Earlier this week National League for Democracy leader Daw Aung San Suu Kyi invited President Thein Sein, Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing and Speaker of the Phyithu Hluttaw to meet as soon as possible to discuss national reconciliation and the transfer of power to the election winner. All three accepted.

Whatever is decided at the meeting will not impact the work of the Union Election Commission, UEC member U Myint Naing told Frontier.

“If complaints come up within 45 days, and we have to set up tribunals to investigate, and if the complaints are found to be true, then some of the election results may change. But the election results won’t change because of the meeting of the Big Four,” he said.

“No matter what compromises are made at the meeting, it won’t affect the MPs we have already confirmed,” U Myint Naing said.

 “Daw Suu is a farsighted leader. She will continue to do all for the interest of the country,” added U Toe Naing Mann, son of parliament speaker U Shwe Mann and a member of the Pyithu Hluttaw commission for legal and special affairs.

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According to Presidential spokesman and Minister for Information U Ye Htut the meeting between Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and her three counterparts will take place after the electoral process has been wrapped up.

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