The Lahu National Development Party first contested the 1990 general elections and one candidate, Deinel Aung, won a Lower House seat in Shan State’s Mongping Township, but the poll results were later ignored by the military. The party claims 8,000 members among the Lahu ethnic minority.
The party ran in eight constituencies in the flawed 2010 election and won one seat in the Shan State legislature. It contested in three constituencies in 2012 by-elections but did not win any seat.
The party will contest 29 constituencies in the Nov. 8 poll this year; it prioritises the welfare and development of the Lahu people.
Address: No 34, Lane 4, Parami Road, Ward 1, Lashio Township, Shan State
Phone: 09 428 219 081, 09 36, 333, 054
Party leaders: Yaw Thet (chairman)
Number of MPs:
State/Region parliament — 0
Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) — 0
Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) — 1
Number of candidates in 2015 elections: 29
State/region parliament — 19
Amyotha Hluttaw — 1
Pyithu Hluttaw — 9