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PARLIAMENT WATCH > BY-ELECTIONS SPECIAL > QUICK FACTS
 
QUICK FACTS
 
45
Total seats at stake (less than 7% at the national level)
45
Seats formerly held by USDP MPs
37
Seats at stake in the People’s Assembly (less than 9%)
6
Seats at stake in the National Assembly (2%)
2
Seats at stake in the Division and State Parliaments
6,484,562
Number of eligible voters
3
Number of constituencies where voting has been canceled
>200,000
Number of disenfranchised voters in Kachin State [estimated - unofficial]**
68.19%
Voter turnout
17
Total number of political parties contesting the by-elections
11
Pre-existing political parties contesting the by-elections
6
Newly-registered political parties contesting the by-elections
157
Candidates fielded by political parties
129
Candidates running for a People’s Assembly seat
122
Candidates running for a National Assembly seat
6
Candidates running for a seat in the local parliaments
45
Candidates fielded by USDP
44
Candidates fielded by NLD
7
Independent candidates
159
International election observers allowed to monitor the by-elections
   
   
 
**This estimate is based on the following data from the 2010 elections: total number of valid votes cast in Hpakant, Mogaung, and Bhamo Townships (150,833); the percentage of invalid votes in the People’s Assembly (6.94%); and the turnout for the People’s Assembly (77.26%).